Wear pink for Chelsea

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People are asked to wear pink on Thursday, August 9, to remember a brave little girl who died from cancer three years ago.

Chelsea Knighton’s mum, Emma Knighton, and cousin, Michelle Tomkins, set up Chelsea’s Angels in accordance with the youngster’s last wish.

Chelsea, of Irthlingborough, was almost four when she passed away on August 9, 2009, after a battle with the rare childhood cancer neuroblastoma.

The charity set up in her name now helps other children with rare forms of cancer.

People are asked to commemorate Chelsea on the anniversary of her death by raising money for other children by participating in a ‘wear pink day’.

In return for a £1 donation to the charity, people should wear pink – Chelsea’s favourite colour – at home or to work.

Staff at Sainsbury’s in Wellingborough recently presented a cheque for £2,000 to the charity after it was selected as the store’s adopted charity of the year.

A store spokesman said: “Sainsbury’s is always willing to help and support local charities and we had the pleasure of handing over £2,000 to Chelsea’s Angels.”

For further details about the wear pink day and other forthcoming events visit www.chelseasangels.co.uk.