Nikki Grahame fundraiser reaches £61k as fans donate to star's anorexia battle

A fundraising page which was set up for Big Brother icon Nikki Grahame has smashed its £50,000 target.

So far a whopping £61,704 has been raised to help the 38-year-old as she battles anorexia.

Friends of Nikki, who set up the Go Fund Me page, posted heartbreaking and distressing images of Nikki to show the real extent of her eating disorder.

And many of Nikki’s celeb friends have donated to the page including Rylan Clark-Neal and Vanessa Feltz.

Nikki’s friends wrote: “We have set up this page for our very close and dear friend Nikki. As some of you may know, Nikki is battling Anorexia. She has been battling for most of her life and as you can see, Nikki is now in a very bad way so we need to do something quickly.

“Over the past years Nikkis family and friends have tried so desperately to get Nikki all the help possible through the NHS but unfortunately the treatments have failed and we have exhausted every avenue possible, and now Nik is unfortunately in a very bad way, this is now our last hope.

“This is why we feel that getting her treatment in a specialist clinic is the only option left for her.

“We are praying this gives her the chance of kicking this illness to the curb once and for all.”

They say that Nikki, 38, who rose to fame on Big Brother in 2006, has been left feeling constantly weak and struggles every day.

They say she wants to get better but feels like it’s “impossible”.

The organisers explained that Nikki had given permission for the page to be set up, and that while they understand the images of her are distressing, they felt it was important to illustrate her illness so that people realise how seriously she needs help.

Nikki’s friends are hoping to check her into The Priory, where they say the treatment costs £25,000 per month.

The fundraising target was originally set at £25,000, but was doubled when it was quickly surpassed.

Click here to donate.

You can talk in confidence to an adviser from eating disorders charity Beat by calling their adult helpline on 0808 801 0677 or youth helpline on 0808 801 0711.


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