Fundraising with the celebs

Colangelo fund-raisers meeting celebs
Colangelo fund-raisers meeting celebs

DRESSING as an apple whilst rubbing shoulders with celebrities lead to a Bridlington girl and her friend raising over £150 for a local charity.

17-year-old Nikita Spencer and her friend Tina Roof from Essex joined in a This Morning garden party in London and set themselves the challenge of being photographed with as many celebrities as possible to raise money for the Emma Colangelo Memorial.

The pair were sponsored to get their picture taken with the celebs and Nikita, who was dressed as an apple, and Tina, who dressed as a Joker playing card, managed to get themselves snapped with lots of famous faces including Peter Andre, comedian Keith Lemon, The Overtones, This Morning presenters Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford and many more.

Peter Andre even signed a copy of their Heat magazine and the crew on the set of the Royal Wedding programme donated a bottle of their Kiss Me Kate beer to raffle off for the Emma Colangelo Memorial.

Nikita’s mum Tracy joined the pair to take the photographs and said that all the celebrities they met were ‘fantastic’.

“It was all great fun and everybody was fantastic.

“Nikita was particularly taken with Keith Lemon, he was in character the whole time and was really funny.

“Everyone we met was nice, The Overtones even had all their pictures taken individually to see if that would make us more money!”

The girls’ efforts raised £172 and the charity is now gearing up for its main fund-raiser of the year - the Walk With Emma event.

The annual walk sees dozens of people in fancy dress walk along the seafront collecting money for the Emma Colangelo Memorial and this year’s theme is punk.

It is taking place on August 6 and the group will be leaving Emma’s memorial bench on south shore at 1pm.

The Emma Colangelo Memorial was set up in memory of Bridlington mum-of-two Emma who died suddenly of a brain aneurysm the day after her 31st birthday in 2007.

Her family received support from Bridlington Cruse bereavement care and the Memorial’s supporters have raised over £6,000 for the charity since then.