Lancashire

Coronation Street's Shobana Gulati in charity drive

Shobna Gulati
Image caption Shobna Gulati has organised other fundraisers for Madison Allan

Clothes donated by stars of ITV soap Coronation Street raised more than £2,000 for a five-year-old girl suffering from a rare form of cancer.

Maddi Allan, from Darwen in Lancashire, needs money to pay for treatment outside the UK for her condition, neuroblastoma.

Actress Shobna Gulati, who plays Sunita Alahan, collected the clothes and sold them on a stall in Darwen Market.

Event organiser Jill Kirkham said: "It was amazing, we raised £2,019."

She added: "Shobna worked really hard, she spent all day on the stall."

Earlier in the year Ms Gulati cajoled her co-stars into staging a variety show called Corrie's Got Talent at the Thwaites Theatre in Blackburn to help raise funds for Maddi.

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