Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

North-east youngster who made friend in pop star Adele raises cash for ARCHIE

Chelsea Duncan is raising money for ARCHIE.
Chelsea Duncan is raising money for ARCHIE.

A north-east youngster who became pals with pop star Adele has turned her attention to fundraising for charity.

Chelsea Duncan made headlines in March when, while at a concert in Glasgow, she presented the Brit Awards winner with a homemade bracelet she designed after a stay in Aberdeen Royal Sick Children’s Hospital.

The 13-year-old, from Peterhead, has now helped to raise more than £1,300 for the hospital’s charity, the ARCHIE Foundation.

And last weekend, she hosted a variety show in her hometown where, as well as singing, she sold off her own batches of wild raspberry jam.

Mum Mhairi said: “She managed to arrange a lot of local talent and gather them together.

“She likes to be on stage, and she’s very much into theatre arts, having taken part in the Peterhead panto and the Rock Challenge.”

Chelsea had been admitted to Aberdeen Royal Sick Children’s Hospital at the beginning of the March after suffering severe pain in her stomach and back.

Doctors examined the teenager, but despite countless blood tests and scans, they could not determine what was wrong.

However, during her stay, Chelsea was taught how to bead and, as a result of the “fantastic” care she received in the hospital, decided to sell some of her jewellery to raise money for ARCHIE.

This summer, she hit the fundraising trail again and this time enlisted the help of local businesses to make it a success.

“She’s been in the town over her summer holidays getting local businesses to display her posters and got lots of raffle prizes as well,” Mrs Duncan added.

“So far – and obviously there will be more from the show – she’s just over £1,300. It’s a running total, and she’s still selling her bracelets.”

Chelsea has said she was inspired to raise money for ARCHIE because of the care she received at hospital.

“I was terrified of needles before I went in there and the activities put on by ARCHIE helped take my mind off being ill,” she said.

“They also allowed my mum to stay in a bed next to me. I just wanted to raise some money for them so they can continue to do what they have been for other children like me.”

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]