Nelson-born TV star Sally Jacks will auction herself tonight for the Sam Shaw appeal in a UK first.
Following her appearance on Channel 4 show Come Dine with Me, due on air at 8pm on Channel 4, Sally will offer her services on eBay and cook for the highest bidder. She plans to cook the winner her menu from the Channel 4 show.
Sally, a singer formerly with Bucks Fizz, now appears regularly on cult TV shopping channel Bid TV. She has been searching for ways to help raise £250,000 needed to get four-year-old Lancashire lad Sam Shaw the cancer treatment he urgently needs.
Sam, from Hoddlesdon, has been fighting a rare and aggressive childhood cancer since early this year.
The fund-raising will give Sam the treatment he needs in the USA. The NHS and UK medical facilities are unable to offer this treatment.
Sally said: “Sam’s story broke my heart and I offered to do anything possible to help the family raise their target. As auctioning myself after Come Dine with Me will be a UK first on eBay, I hope many others will join me and bid”.
Sally’s menu will be revealed tonight.
The auction will open on eBay after tonight’s show. Donations are welcomed at https://www.justgiving.com/samshawappeal.