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Holden supports births charity

Amanda Holden has lent her support to a charity that helps to prevent deaths in childbirth in developing countries.

The Britain's Got Talent judge's life was saved with donated blood when she was giving birth to her second daughter, Hollie, last year at London's Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital.

Now, she is promoting Motorcycle Outreach which provides motorcycles to midwives, helping them to reach pregnant women in remote areas and deliver babies safely.

Amanda said: "Because I was saved by a blood donation and by them bringing it to the hospital so fast in Hammersmith, it just seems natural that I would give something back.

"I owe them my life, so this is the very least I can do.

"To know that it's going to save other people's lives is incredible."

Amanda hitched a ride on a blood bike between Queen Charlotte's and St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, carrying with her a scroll signed by 11,000 people in support of the cause, which will go on display at Hampton Court Palace.

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