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Nikki Grahame fundraiser reaches £61k as people donate to star’s anorexia battle

A fundraising page for Big Brother star Nikki Grahame has smashed its £50,000 target.

At the time of writing, an amazing £61,319 has been raised to help the reality star as she battles anorexia.

Heartbreaking and distressing images of Nikki were posted to the page – set up by her friends – to reveal the extent of her eating disorder.

A number of stars have dug deep to help out, with Rylan Clark-Neal and Vanessa Feltz among those to make donations.

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.

More than £61,000 has been raised for Nikki

“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.”

Distressing pictures were shared by Nikki's friends
Distressing pictures were shared by Nikki’s friends

Nikki's friends say she's struggling every day
Nikki’s friends say she’s struggling every day

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.

Nikki wants to get better
Nikki wants to get better

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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