Nikki Grahame’s friends set up eating disorder trust in Big Brother star’s memory

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The nation's hearts broke when Nikki Grahame tragically died at the age of 38 following a battle with anorexia in April.

And, two months on, the Big Brother star's friends and family have shared an update on the GoFundMe page they set up in the final days of her illness in a bid to save her life.

"I know we have been quiet on here, but as you can imagine, it’s been a very very hard few months and our hearts have broken," they wrote on the page.

"Losing our precious Nikki has been the hardest thing we have all had to deal with, but we feel it’s time to let you know what we plan to do going forward."

They then shared: "So first of all we just wanted to let you all know we are in the process of setting up the Nikki Grahame Charitable Trust where we will provide information and assist those affected by eating disorders.

"We are creating a hub to enable everyone to easily find information on the care and treatment options available, whilst also running and supporting publicity campaigns to further raise awareness."

Nikki's friends added they want to help those people suffering with anorexia and their families.

"We will work with health care providers in furthering the recognition, diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders," they said.

"We will work with and provide grants to other charities who support our objectives, such as SEED run by Gemma Oaten and her family and another amazing charity called Caraline, we will also continue to organise events and fundraise.

"We hope that this will help lots of people suffering with this horrific illness and also help their families too. This is something Nikki wanted to do herself, so we want to make sure to continue it in her name.

"Nikki was so grateful to each and every person who donated, as are we."

They finished off by writing: "We want to thank you all so much for your kind generosity and now try and build the Nikki Grahame Charitable Trust to the best of our abilities."

Many commented on the page following the star's passing, with one writing: "Thank you for all the laughs over the years Nikki, you deserved so much better and are going to be missed by so many. RIP angel x."

Another posted underneath: "To help end suffering for people with health issues to get back well.

"I didn’t get to Nikki very well but, as neighbours, we chatted a little especially during the lockdown from our respective from balconies."

"My childhood icon RIP x," a fan also shared.

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