Wear gold for Chelsea

Chelsea's Angels founders  Emma Knighton and Michelle Tomkins
Chelsea's Angels founders Emma Knighton and Michelle Tomkins

People are being urged to wear gold for a day.

The day is being held in memory of a little girl whose last wish was for her family to help other poorly children like her.

Chelsea Knighton lost her fight against neuroblastoma in August 2009 after two years bravely trying to beat the childhood cancer.

She wanted her family to keep fighting and help other children like her after her death and the next event for Chelsea’s Angels will be a day dedicated to people wearing gold on Friday, September 19.

Schools, clubs, businesses and colleges are being urged to sign up and go for gold in Chelsea’s memory.

The fundraiser is taking place in September, which is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Chelsea’s mum Emma Knighton, who has gold nails in recognition of the awareness campaign, said: “We want people to wear gold, or yellow as the next best thing.

“Pink was Chelsea’s favourite colour, but she would have been pushing the gold as well.

“We want to get the gold ribbon out there.

“Everyone knows what the pink ribbon is for with breast cancer and we want the same for childhood cancer.

“These kids can’t fight it alone, they need us fighting their corner for them.”

As well as the wear gold day, Chelsea’s Angels will be at the Swansgate Centre in Wellingborough on Saturday, September 20, raising awareness about neuroblastoma and fundraising with a tombola, charity merchandise and special guests Mickey and Minnie.

Chelsea’s Angels will be outside New Look from 9.30am until 4.30pm. If you want to make a donation text GOLD19 £5 to 70070.

People can also get involved by taking a selfie or video while sucking a lemon and nominating three other people for it.

For more details about the charity and getting involved go to www.chelseasangels.co.uk.