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Annie Lennox to receive lifetime achievement award

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Summary of story from The Telegraph, October 7, 2011

Pop star Annie Lennox will receive a lifetime achievement award at the Inspiration Awards for Women today.

The event in London honours the UK’s “most inspirational, aspirational and stylish women” and raises money for the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity.

Lennox will be recognised for her music career (with the Eurythmics and as a solo artist) and for her years of campaigning for humanitarian causes.

The singer was appointed an OBE last year for her role in fighting AIDS and poverty in Africa.

Singer Adele will be presented with a next generation inspiration award at the event.

Other public figures nominated for awards include Samantha Cameron, Victoria Beckham, Tracey Emin, Jennifer Saunders, Kate Winslet and Stella McCartney.

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