‘Kelly’s Army’ to host fundraiser in her hon­our


KELLY’S Army’ – which is made up of pals Kirsty Brace­gir­dle, Emma Coburn, Me­lanie How­ells, Katie wild, Carol-ann Reid, Niki Hayes and Kelly’s mum, Mandy Rus­sell – is host­ing an evening fundraiser to raise money to sup­port Kelly, who has had to quit her job as a makeup artist while she is be­ing treated.

Me­lanie How­ells, who has been friends with Kelly since they were at Hen­bury High to­gether, said: “We formed ‘Kelly’s Army’ be­cause we wanted to do some­thing to help. We wanted to sup­port her in any way we can and just give her some sta­bil­ity.

“It’s def­i­nitely the worst thing as a group of friends we’ve had to go through – you don’t ex­pect this to hap­pen to your 28-year old friend.”

Me­lanie, who is mum to two-year-old Am­ber, added: “We came up with the idea of a party be­cause Kelly loves to get dressed up and we wanted to keep smil­ing and our spir­its up, and raise aware­ness about the ill­ness at the same time. The Mac­cles­field com­mu­nity has been fan­tas­tic, ev­ery­one has re­ally pulled to­gether. It’s been in­cred­i­ble.”

The event #Never Too Young will be held at Fresh, on Wood Street, Mac­cles­field, on Fri­day, Au­gust 4, from 7pm. There will be live en­ter­tain­ment, DJ and a raf­fle.

If you would like to buy tick­ets, or do­nate prizes to the raf­fle, con­tact kell­yarmy2017@ ya­hoo.com.

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