Irthlingborough-based charity urges people to wear pink for Chelsea on Sunday

People are being asked to wear pink for Chelsea on August 9

People are being asked to wear pink for Chelsea on August 9

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People are being urged to wear pink and take a selfie in memory of a little girl who died from neuroblastoma aged just three.

The family and friends of Chelsea Knighton, who lost her two-year fight against the childhood cancer on August 9, 2009, will be wearing pink for her on Sunday.

Each year we want to celebrate Chelsea’s short little life and her amazing legacy helping other children fighting cancer

This year will be the sixth ‘angelversary’ of Chelsea’s death and Chelsea’s Angels, the charity set up in her memory to help other children fighting neuroblastoma, is asking people to join them and show their support.

They said: “Each year we want to celebrate Chelsea’s short little life and her amazing legacy helping other children fighting cancer.”

It’s really easy to take part, by wearing pink clothes or accessories, dying your hair pink or just putting on a spot of pink lipstick.

The Irthlingborough-based charity is then asking people to take a selfie and tweet it to @Chelseas_Angels or post it on the charity’s Facebook page.

People can also show their support by texting PINK09 £1 to 70070 to make a donation.

Chelsea’s Angels has marked the anniversary of Chelsea’s death every year, known as her angelversary, by asking people to wear pink and remember her spirit and strength during her short life.

Pink was Chelsea’s favourite colour so it is very special to the family to see others showing their support by wearing it for the day.

It was Chelsea’s wish before she died that her family would try to help other poorly children like her.

The family was determined to do this for her and Chelsea’s Angels was set up in 2010.

It has since raised thousands of pounds and helped hundreds of children and their families as they fight the cancer.

For more information about the charity and its work, go to www.chelseasangels.co.uk.