POP star Natasha Hamilton, pictured, has pledged her support to a charity holding a ball in Bolton next month.

She is patron of Wipe Your Tears, which supports sick and terminally ill children across the country.

The Teardrop Ball, featuring Brit and Mobo Award-winner Lemar and Britain’s Got Talent impressionist Les Gibson, will be held at the De Vere Whites Hotel, De Havilland Way, Horwich .

The former Atomic Kitten singer said: “I am delighted to be patron for such an amazing charity. As a mother myself I always find it heart-breaking to see any child suffering with illness. The work that Wipe Your Tears does is inspiring and is making a huge positive impact on so many children’s lives.”

The ball, on Friday, September 14 ,will start at 7pm. Tickets cost £55 and include a Champagne reception, three-course meal and entertainment. Call 08433 082898 for more information.