CHARLENE COLECHIN: Fund for meningitis teen raises £350 in a day

Charlene Colechin in her hospital bed (Photo: Charlene Colechin / Facebook).
Charlene Colechin in her hospital bed (Photo: Charlene Colechin / Facebook).
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A fundraising campaign to help a Derbyshire teenager who almost died after contracting meningitis has raised almost £350 in just one day.

Charlene Colechin, from Inkersall, became the subject of intense media attention last week after releasing photographs which showed the devastating impact the killer disease can have.

Charlene legs have been badly affected (Photo: Charlene Colechin / Facebook).

Charlene legs have been badly affected (Photo: Charlene Colechin / Facebook).

The hairdresser says she will definitely lose her toes as a result of the illness and may even lose her feet and parts of her legs as well.

The campaign has been organised by family friend Angela Simson who says the money will help Charlene and her family cope financially during her recovery.

The story - which featured in the Daily Mirror, the Daily Mail and on the BBC and Sky websites - was sparked by a Facebook post written by the 18-year-old hairdresser from her hospital bed.

If you want to donate to the appeal visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/charlene-colechin.

Charlene Colechin in her hospital bed (Photo: Charlene Colechin / Facebook).

Charlene Colechin in her hospital bed (Photo: Charlene Colechin / Facebook).

Her right foot is just as bad (Photo: Charlene Colechin / Facebook).

Her right foot is just as bad (Photo: Charlene Colechin / Facebook).