Nikki Grahame's fans donate £70k to help cover funeral costs
- Bang Showbiz
- 15 April 2021
Former 'Big Brother' star Nikki Grahame's fans have donated nearly £70,000 to help cover her funeral costs and to support others suffering from eating disorders, after donations on her GoFundMe page were turned back on
Nikki Grahame's fans have pledged nearly £70,000 to help cover her funeral costs and to support others suffering from eating disorders.
A GoFundMe page was set up for the late 'Big Brother' star before she died to help cover some of her treatment costs, and it was announced on the site last week that she had passed away aged 38 after a long battle with anorexia.
Following Nikki's death, donations were switched off, but they have now been turned on again and a total of £69,611 has been raised.
An update from the page's organisers Carly Cunningham and Leon Dee reads: "We just wanted to let you know that we are turning donations back on for anyone that would like to make a donation in Nikki's memory, as lots of people have been asking if they can still donate.
"An amount will be used for the funeral costs and the remaining funds will be used to go towards an organisation that helps those suffering with eating disorders, the crucial funding that has been lacking to help people in these awful situations has not been addressed, we will use this money to the best of our ability to try and and stem this horrific, debilitating illness.
"We also would like to thank people who have sent private messages with lovely words about Nikki, she would be so thankful. (sic)"
Leon broke the tragic news to fans last week that Nikki had passed away in the early hours of Friday (09.04.21).
He wrote: "It is with great sadness, we have to let you know that our dear friend Nikki passed away in the early hours of Friday 9th April.
"It breaks our hearts to know that someone who is so precious was taken from us at such a young age. Nikki not only touched the lives of millions of people, but also her friends and family who will miss her immensely.
"We would like to request privacy at this difficult time, while Nikki's friends and family process the sad news.
"Full details will be released as and when we know them.
"All donations have been greatly appreciated and it was heartwarming for everyone including Nikki to see how much she was loved.
"Funds will be held safely in this GoFundMe until we have established an organisation supporting those suffering from anorexia to which we will make a donation in Nikki's memory. We will post updates for you with more details as soon as we have them.
"We are working with GoFundMe at this time. If you want to request a refund, you can write into GoFundMe's team here:
"Rest In Peace, Nikki. We love you & not a day will go by without missing your smile. X X X (sic)"