Pop star Ella Henderson gets all shirty to help Comic Relief
SHE'S doing her bit for Comic Relief - what are you planning?
Kind-hearted pop star Ella Henderson hit all the right notes with staff at TK Maxx when she popped in for a browse on a welcome break from her hectic schedule.
The 17-year-old, from Tetney, who shot to fame on the X Factor last year, has just finished the show's live tour and is now working on her first album.
But she managed to pop home for a couple of days and while seeking a little retail therapy in Grimsby's Freshney Place, agreed to back TK Maxx's Comic Relief efforts by signing a charity T-shirt, which will now be auctioned off for the cause.
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Store manager Marie Nkazi said: "It was fantastic to see Ella shopping in our store.
"She is such a local celebrity and much loved by all the staff at TK Maxx.
"She was brilliant and signed a Kate Moss-designed Comic Relief T-shirt and posed for the cameras. "
Amanda Austin, Freshney Place centre manager, said: "We were all huge supporters of Ella during her time on the X-Factor and most of the stores had posters in the window.
"It is great to see Ella help the staff at TK Maxx in raising money for Comic Relief."
And Ella proved she really has remained grounded through her whirlwind rise to fame as she ditched her makeup and trademark hair roll to let her natural teenage beauty shine through.
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RED Nose Day is upon us again!
Doing something ‘funny for money’ has captured the hearts and minds of the nation – and raises millions of pounds for charity as a result.
No-one could have anticipated the popularity of such an event – that people would laugh for cash in quite the way they do.
But what it does show is the generosity of the British public who, even in these austere times, will put their hands in their pockets for those less fortunate than themselves, many of them thousands of miles away with no obvious connection to our country.
Comic Relief does however do much for people in this country too, and we must not forget that.
Drug rehabilitation centres, homeless shelters, children’s centres...all benefit greatly from Comic Relief money that flows into them.
It is a fact of life that such centres and charities would not exist if it was not for the efforts of Comic Relief and other events like it.
*Are you having an event for Comic Relief or do you agree with what this whole event does – should the Government be funding more charity organisations, and not the public?
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