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Has ‘Pin-up Postie’ met her Mr Right after date auction?

A BRADFORD postwoman hopes she has found her first-class man after he pledged £2,000 to win a date with her as part of a fundraising drive.

Kelly Williams, 41, who lives in Wilsden, wants to fund £60,000 stem cell treatment for her friend Sol, who lives in Argentina but was bitten by a tick during a holiday to the UK in 2012 and now suffers from chronic Lyme Disease.

Ms Williams is raising funds for the Spread a Little Sunshine charity.

Ms Williams, who is single, ran ‘Win a Date with a Pin-up Postie’, which raised a total of £5,500 for the cause. Other raffle prizes included a signed Bradford Bulls shirt from 2012 and a wine tasting evening. 

Keith Johnson, 46, of Queensbury, won a date with Ms Williams after he ran a social media campaign leading up to last night’s auction, held at The Potting Shed, Main Street, Bingley. where his friends stumped up some of the cash.
An online auction took place on the charity’s Facebook page before then, raising £999, when the final online bid became the starting bid for the event. 
The event also saw the launch of a fundraising calendar, called The Posties, priced £10, featuring Ms Williams and 11 other postwomen from West Bradford, Bingley and Shipley.
She said: “It was just a really fantastic night. 
“We have not decided on the date just yet. 
“He was there with his friend at the auction. He looked a bit nervous and was not sure how the auction would go. 
Mr Johnson, of Queensbury, who works as a surveyor, said: “I’m absolutely chuffed to win the date with Kelly. It shows I have a great support network. 
“I have followed Kelly’s fundraising story and she is an inspiration. 
“When I saw this opportunity I thought how can I win the date? 
“I ran the social media campaign for the last week. I did not think it would take off.
“She seems really busy and I haven’t got chance to speak to her very much.”
Ms Williams’ other fundraising feats have included completing 26 marathons in 26 days in Roberts Park, Saltaire, in July this year. She has raised £20,000 in total so far.
Go to the Spreadalittlesunshine Facebook page to make an online donation for the auction, or spreadalittlesunshine.org or Wilsden Post Office to buy the calendar.

The event raised a total of £5,500, taking Ms Wiliams’ overal total to £20,000.

Go to spreadalittlesunshine.org to donate, or to buy the calendar. 

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