DAWN GRACIE: Emma is a fundraising diamond, devoted to a good cause

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I know there are dedicated award ceremonies set up to recognise the work of local people who work tirelessly to raise money for charities and generally display incredible qualities above and beyond the call of duty.

However, I am in awe of one lady in particular who has displayed enormous commitment to raising funds for an incredibly worthwhile cause.

I have collaborated with Emma Baines of Creations many times on fundraising events, including Saturday’s Hearts and more than £4,500, and have been so impressed with her constant cheery disposition even in situations where most others would have thrown in the towel.

She has literally battled high seas and high heels in the name of the wonderful charity that is CoCo’s Foundation, an organisation working hard to improve the lives of children in Africa. Emma has been fundraising to send a team from Creations to build a house – not only a lifeline for those receiving it, but a life-changing experience for those going on the journey.

Emma is the driving force behind the myriad events and of course a key player in the award-winning Chichester salon Creations.

This lady is worth a million diamonds and has a heart to match.