Carol works with a select number of charities primarily involved in the welfare of children. She would like to encourage anyone to contribute to these charities. You can find out more by clicking on the logos of the charities below.


Being in the public eye always means huge demands on your time between work, home and, of course, charity work. It's great to be able to make a difference, and, for me, with three healthy kids of my own, it's often childrens charities that feature on my list.

Was hosting a fashion show in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust at my daughter Christie's school as she and her friend Cressida Adams had arranged the whole event. Well done girls, and almost £3k to TCT!

The Prince & prices of Wales Hospice has announced a new build "Brick by Brick' Appeal to cater for more terminally ill patients and bridge that gap from age 15 onwards. The proposed site is in Bellahouston Park in Glasgow. Join me and help become a part of it by clicking here

I am delighted to support The Prince&Princess of Wales' Hospice in their new build appeal, £3m already raised, only another £15m to go!

Angus Purden and I hosted the 3rd and most successful 'A Little Less Strictly Come Dancing" Ball in aid of The Prince & Princess of Wales' Hospice, with guest stars Robin Windsor and Kristina Rihanoff from the show, raising and amazing £77,750.00


I was delighted to pose with my two gorgeous girls for the Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning. To do your bit to help, and host your own coffee morning click here

Being a trustee of The Riverside Museum is an incredible privilege, and raising £5m is no easy task!

As Trustee of the new Riverside Museum, I was given the unusual task of naming a train!


Ladies Who Lunch for CHAS

"no, don't panic, I know I'm no longer 18, but one of my favourite charities CHAS turns 18 this year and so to celebrate the occasion I am hosting a ladies lunch at Prestonfield House on Fri Nov 19. These lovely ladies are the hard working commitee members who help put it all together. Congratulations CHAS!!"

Carol Smillie models coffee bean dress as she backs £8m coffee fundraiser

TV star Carol Smillie gets her coffee fix in a unique way – by modelling a stylish coffee bean dress.
The glamorous Scot wore the dress and matching jewellery to encourage people to sign up for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on September 24.

This is the 20th year of the Macmillan Cancer Support event and the charity hopes to raise over £800,000 in Scotland and £8m UK-wide.

Carol said: “Sadly cancer affects more people every year, so the support Macmillan offers is needed more than ever before.

“My family have unfortunately been affected by cancer, so I appreciate the work Macmillan do.
“I would encourage everyone to take part in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning on September 24.
"To take part, all you need to do is enjoy a coffee and a cake with some friends – there aren’t many easier ways to raise money for a good cause.”

To register for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning visit or call 0845 602 1246.

Well done to Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland for organising such a fantastic Ladies Driving Challenge. After taking command of a double decker bus, articulated lorry, fire engine, police car, conference bike and digger, I was ready for that Yorkie Bar!! The ultimate girls day out.


Variety Club CLICSargent Princes Trust NCH CHAS Riverside Museum Appeal Yorkhill Marie Curie Action For Children

I have become an Ambassador in Scotland for World Vision, encouraging 1.000 Scots to sponsor a child from a Third World Country. It costs just 60p a day ( less than a cup of coffee) and will change a child's life forever. To find out more click here...

This year I took part in The Race For Life, and raised much needed funds for Cancer Research. I'm not a runner, not even a particularly sporty type, but we walked it as friends and had a great laugh, why don't you join me next time? click here to find out more...

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Old Bag Lunch

Lunch with an old bag,Helping to Raise funds for The Prince’s Trust Scotland at the Prestonfield Hotel in Edinburgh.