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Monday, 22 December 2014

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Carlisle actress Roxanne up for auction on eBay

Cumbrian actress Roxanne Pallett has put herself up for auction on eBay.

Roxanne Pallett photo
Roxanne Pallett

The former Emmerdale favourite, from Carlisle, has agreed to auction off a date to raise money for a muscular dystrophy charity.

The auction was set up by Carolynne Poole, who has been involved with the Joining Jack charity for a long time.

“After finding out Roxy also has a personal connection to muscular dystrophy through her friend Joe Alecock it was easy to convince her to do this for us,” she said.

Roxanne is best known as her ITV role in Emmerdale as Jo Sugden as well as Waterloo Road, Casualty and Dancing On Ice. Most recently she’s appeared in musicals like The Rocky Horror Show.

Carolynne describes Roxy as “fun, quick witted super sassy and full of banter”.

She urged bidders to “put their hands in their pocket for a great cause”. “I have no doubt that whoever is the highest bidder will have a top giggle and great time on this date,” she said.

The winner will get a dinner date at a restaurant in Manchester.

The bidding stood at £5,000 last night with 68 bidders vying to take Roxy out. People have less than one day left to make a bid, with the auction expiring tonight at 10.45pm.

The Joining Jack charity was set up by the parents of Jack Johnson, who was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy in 2011.

His parents said he was “everything a five-year-old should be” but did not yet know he had the muscle wasting disease which means he will no longer be able to walk by the time he reaches adolescence and will lose the use of every single muscle in his body afterwards.

To bid, search date with Roxanne Pallett on eBay.

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