Jade Goody's family upset by eBay sale

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 April 2009
Jade Goody's coffin

Jade Goody's coffin being taken from her funeral on Saturday

Jade Goody's widow Jack Tweed and mother Jackiey Budden are furious after one of their friends put a commemorative bracelet issued at Jade's funeral up for sale on internet auction site eBay

Jade Goody's family are devastated a wristband issued at her funeral is being sold on eBay.

A close family friend of the reality TV star - who was buried on Saturday (04.04.09) after losing her battle with cervical cancer last month - reportedly put the paper bracelet on the internet auction site, where it has already received five bids.

Jade's widow Jack Tweed, 21, and mother Jackiey Budden, 50 are said to be "furious" at the attempt to make money from the 27-year-old's death.

The wristband - issued for security purposes to allow invitees to gain access to the church for the funeral - is a white band with the words "Jade Goody 1981-2009" printed in black.

The seller writes on the auction listing: "This is a genuine sale of a genuine item which may well interest a collector of Jade memorabilia."

Jade's family are also concerned robbers could visit her grave - the location of which was supposed to remain a secret from the public, but has already been discovered - and steal mementos to sell.

Jackiey and Jack are said to be seriously considering bringing in 24 hour security to guard the site.

Bishop Jonathan Blake - who married Jade and Jack just a month before she died - said: "There was talk of Jade being buried where she is out of reach of the public, like Princess Diana, but her family know that she belongs to the people.

"But the consequence of this is that Jade's family must now manage the crowds. One way would be to have guards there permanently."

Meanwhile, a war between three rival companies desperate to make a film of Jade's life has started.

The star's publicist Max Clifford confirmed: "I'm in discussions with three separate organisations, all of whom want to make a movie of her life.

"They're serious discussions because obviously it was such an incredible life and it's a life that's touched so many people."

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