Michelle Keegan donates old sofa to charity after moving to Essex

Published Wednesday, Aug 27 2014, 11:39 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Generous Michelle Keegan is donating her gorgeous sofa to charity after her big move from Manchester to Essex.

The former Coronation Street star has just moved into her first home with fiancé Mark Wright which means new furniture and decorations but, rather than chucking her old couch out, she's giving it to charity.

Michelle Keegan donates her old sofa to DFS for charity, August 2014


Looking as beautiful as always in a cute hot pink dress, the actress posed on her plush sofa which will soon be the property of someone else.

Michelle's supporting the DFS and British Heart Foundation partnership, which is aiming to raise £3 million within the next year. It's already raised £3.7 million for the initiative.

"This is a great initiative because it offers a really simple way for people to get involved," she said.

"Whether you're moving home and need a new sofa, or just fancy a change - anyone who buys a sofa from DFS can have their old, unwanted sofa collected completely free of charge. I have moved house recently and I love that it removes the hassle of having to organise for my old sofa to be taken away."

Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright arrive at Manchester Piccadilly Train Station, 6 August 2014

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Michelle has just moved to Essex with fiance Mark Wright.

Michelle said it was also "lovely" to know her old sofa would be going to a good home and raising money for charity in the process.

The British Heart Foundation funds research for treatments for people living with heart and circulatory problems. Money raised goes to a variety of causes including funding PhD students, vital lab work, finding cures and growing cells for research.

If you fancy sitting where Michelle (and Mark!) has sat, then get down to Michelle's local British Heart Foundation store in Manchester, which is selling the plush couch.

Nanny Pat helps Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan move into their Essex home, 25 July 2014

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Mark's grandmother Nanny Pat has been helping the couple settle in.

Michelle, meanwhile, is setting up home in Essex with Mark.

The Manchester native moved south this summer into her first home with ex-TOWIE star Mark, where he grew up in Essex.

"It's exciting – really exciting," she said earlier this month. "Going home and closing the door and just thinking, 'I'm in the house now!' We moved in about two weeks ago so it isn't 100% yet. We're still waiting on blinds and curtains but the couch came yesterday which is a bonus!"

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