Hartlepool glamour model Chelsea Ferguson's business donates cash to help Tilly, 7, get special trike
Hartlepool glamour model Chelsea Ferguson and her business partner have helped an appeal for a youngster with cerebral palsy to get a specially adapted bike with a generous donation.
Chelsea and Beccy Sharp, who run adult industry social media platform AdmireMe.VIP, have given £500 towards charity Miles for Men’s fund to buy a trike for seven-year-old Hartlepool girl Tilly Grant.
They were moved after hearing how Tilly is currently unable to play with her friends due to her disability.
Miles for Men is trying to raise £2,000 to purchase a tailor-made bike with adaptions to give her some much needed freedom.
Micky Day, of Miles for Men, said: “We just a few hundred pound short now. Loads of people have been coming forward with £20 and £30 and more.
"I got a shock when I got a phone call to say Chelsea and Beccy were going to donate £500 which is absolutely fantastic.
"Chelsea takes a bit of a hammering on social media, but she does a lot of things that people don’t know about.
"She deserves a pat on the back. It’s a fantastic gesture.”
Tilly, who is a pupil at Springwell School, can not sit up on her own or walk unaided.
She has a wheelchair, push chair and walking frame to help her getting round. But the one thing she really wants is a bike to be able to play with her friends.
Her parents, full time mum Samantha Malone and taxi driver dad Paul Grant, described her as a ‘mischievous and funny’ little girl.
Beccy said: “We do try to give to charity when we can and the little girl’s plight really touched us both.”
She and Chelsea also gave £100 a week to a town food bank from March to September last year until children returned to school.
Last year Miles for Men fitted a sensory room for Tilly in the family home.
Micky said he had once again been overwhelmed at the public’s support of the charity including for Tilly’s trike.
"One lad is raffling off his car and is going to give £1,000 to the charity,” he said.
"We’re going into our second year where we’ve had no events so anything that comes in is greatly appreciated.
"We love Hartlepool because the people back us all the time.”