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Hiya Everyone

Last year was our biggest and best yet, we reached our target of £10,000!!!!! Our highlight was being able to open a clothes shop in Emma’s memory. Unfortunately we were asked to move out of our shop in September by the landlady as she was leaving the Pack Horse. Due to its success we decided to take Emma’s Closet ‘on the road’ until we find suitable premises. Although the shop was only open for 6 months it raised over £1,000 for Cruse. 

Since the closure of Emma’s Closet we have taken it to the Beaconsfield Arms, raising £125, and The New Pasture Lane Community Centre where we raised £230. We are so grateful to Sue and Ian Whiting and Sue Green for letting us use their premises free of charge. Please keep sending us your clothes and accessories whenever you sort out your wardrobes. We need to keep our rails full! We are also collecting books, DVD’s and CD’s for our car boots which we will be starting at Easter.

We have lots of exciting plans for this year, if you have any ideas please let us know we’d love to hear them.  One of our ideas is to set up a club for children who have suffered a bereavement, were they can come and play/hang out with other children who are in a similar situation to themselves. We would also like to fund days out for bereaved children and their families. Our fundraising would pay for a coach and entry to places like Play Dale Farm, Ice Skating and Big fun.  We have spoken to Denise, a child counsellor at Cruse, and she thinks that children would benefit from our ideas. We are really excited and are busy researching how to go about setting up a children’s club.

We have sponsored Flamborough Hawks football team this season (Lisa & Sue paid for the kits). The kits are sky blue and maroon; they look really nice and have ‘The Emma Colangelo Memorial’ printed on the front. It’s an under 16’s girls team, which Ellie played for for many years before she was asked to play for county this season.

A date has been set for ‘Walk With Emma 2011’ it’s on 6th August and we are having a punk theme. We hope you can all make. More details to follow shortly.

Emma’s Memorial is growing bigger and bigger and we couldn’t do it without the support we get from you all. So we would like to say a huge THANK YOU.

We would also like to say a special thank you to Tracy Spencer. She does an amazing job behind the scenes; we couldn’t do it without her. 

We look forward to seeing you all soon.






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Our local weekly paper, The Bridlington Free Press has featured us in this weeks edition.  Snippet as shown & full feature on this link


A press release was issued in several places prior to the launch of 'Emma's Closet'

This is an extract from it;

Press release 10.3.10Following in the inspirational footsteps of BBC's recent documentary, Mary Queen of Charity Shops, three Bridlington ladies will this weekend launch an exciting new charitable venture in the resort.
Nestled away in Bridlington's vibrant Old Town, Emma's Closet is a veritable treasure trove of vintage fashion, boasting quality items from designer labels such as Vivienne Westwood and Diesel through to fashionable high street brands such as Top Shop and All Saints.
The shop is operated by The Emma Colangelo Memorial - a local cause which honours the memory of Emma Colangelo, who died suddenly of a brain hemorrhage aged 31, by raising funds for Bridlington's branch of CRUSE Bereavement Care, the charity which has been a great source of support to Emma's family since she passed away.
The Emma Colangelo Memorial is well known amongst Bridlington residents, having already organised many successful fund-raisers in the town and having amassed hundreds of followers on social networking sites Facebook and Twitter (the Hollywood actor Tom Cruise being one notable Twitter follower). The organisers behind The Emma Colangelo Memorial - Emma's mother Sue Sutton, her sister Lisa Harding and friend Tracy Spencer - hope that this ever-increasing and much valued support will allow Emma's Closet to be a great success and a new source of regular income for CRUSE Bereavement Care.
Sue, Lisa and Tracy would like to thank all of Emma's friends and relatives as well as other members of the local community and CRUSE Bereavement Care, who have variously given their clothes, time, hard work and support allowing them to take Emma's Closet from a dream to a reality in such a short space of time.
Emma's Closet will be unveiled at a Grand Opening Night on Saturday 13 March at 7pm. Everyone is welcome and there will be drinks, nibbles, entertainment and, of course, lots of vintage fashion for East Yorkshire's eager fashionistas to enjoy.
Emma's Closet is located at the rear of the Pack Horse, 7 Market Place, Bridlington YO16 4QJ and will be open every Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday from 11am to 3pm after the grand opening on Saturday.








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