Stars back memorial to Emma

DOWNING STREET has sent its support to a charitable organisation set up in memory of Bridlington woman Emma Colangelo.

The group, which has just opened charitable enterprise Emma's Closet in Market Place, has been raising money for CRUSE bereavement support since the sudden and tragic death of Emma in 2008.

On hearing of the work they have been doing, the Prime Minister's wife Sarah Brown tweeted "lovely website, beautiful photo – congratulations and good luck with the fundraising for CRUSE."

An encouraging endorsement that left group member Tracey Spencer "absolutely delighted".

She said: we are amazed that our little fundraising group have been acknowledged by the PM's wife."

It is by no means the first piece of support from notable personalities that the group has had.

The shop, which stocks a large array of designer clothes at affordable prices, has received donations from TV "psychic" Sally Morgan and musicians Russel Watson, Darius Danesh and Peter Andre, as well as stylists Trinny and Susannah.

The store officially opened on Saturday evening with an event that saw a large number of well-wishers, supporters and shoppers join friends and family of Emma.

More than 170 was raised on the night and Emma's mother, her sister Lisa and friend Tracy were delighted with the support, wishing to thank everyone involved in making the evening a success.

The store is open every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday between 11am and 3pm, and all are welcome to go and browse.