Cars to go on display for Nadine’s charity

MUCH MISSED Nadine Blake
MUCH MISSED Nadine Blake
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TOP of the range vehicles costing millions of pounds will be on display to raise cash in memory of a special young woman.

The people behind Auto Obsessions have organised a huge gathering tonight of owners who will bring along Ferraris and Lamborghinis as well as monster trucks.

It is taking place at the Tricorn car park, Marketway, Portsmouth, in aid of the Adults Cystic Fibrosis unit at Southampton General Hospital, in aid of Nadine Blake.

The 18-year-old, from Warren Park, died in March after a lifelong battle with the condition.

Vicki Richardson and Matt Taylor are organising the event, which begins at 7pm.

Vicki said: ‘This is an opportunity to see the kind of vehicles you would normally have to pay £20 to look at.

‘Show cars are being brought down from Essex.

‘These cars have had thousands of pounds spent on them – they look like they’ve just come out of the showroom.’

She added: ‘We wanted to do something for Nadine’s family, as soon as we heard about what happened.

‘They deserve something special and we have a wonderful surprise for them which will be revealed on the night – which we hope they will love.

‘We are hoping to raise a lot of money in Nadine’s memory.’

Nadine fought a long battle with cystic fibrosis and died of complications from the illness in March in her parents’ Becky and Carl’s arms.

In her final months she put together a list of all the things she was determined to do – including meeting her pop star idol Peter Andre.

The two became firm friends and they met several times.

So far almost £20,000 has been raised for the unit by friends and family who have gone on a huge fundraising drive.

They have taken part in sponsored walks, cycles and one friend is even attempting to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.

They are also planning a football tournament and fun day on July 13 at Warren Park Primary School.

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