Towie stars meet their fans on a visit to Upminster charity shop for gravely ill children

Two stars from reality TV show The Only Way Is Essex visited an Upminster charity shop last week.

Lydia Bright and her mum Debbie from the ITV2 show went to the Richard House Children’s Hospice shop, in Corbets Tey Road, Upminster, on Thursday.

They met the volunteer staff, had pictures taken with fans and signed autographs in exchange for a donation to the charity.

Lydia, who is known for her fashion sense in the show, was on the hunt for a vintage bargain, while Debbie bought toys and a shawl.

“Mum and I are delighted to be supporting our local children’s hospice, Richard House,” said Lydia. “It supports children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and is needed more than ever.

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“We hope the local community show their support for such a special place.

“I hope we have helped bring some festive cheer to Upminster today.

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“ It has been wonderful meeting the shop volunteers who give their time for free to help such a worthy cause.”

Also supporting Richard House was the Barclays Corporate non-bank financial institutions team who took over five charity shops to help raise funds for the hospice.

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