SHE may not have won 'Your Face Sounds Familiar' but actress Cheryl Fergison is still a star in the eyes of chYps children’s hospice.

The Sidcup star, 47, narrowly missed out on the £50,000 charity prize on Saturday night’s live final despite a show-stopping performances as Cher and Adele.

She was ultimately pipped to the post by Emmerdale star Natalie Anderson.

The actress, of Eastenders fame, did not fail to deliver in her star turn on the ITV show, taking to the stage as Dusty Springfield, Anastasia, Meatloaf, Lulu, Madonna and Cher – selected by the show’s ‘randomiser’.

Her efforts did not go unrewarded however, as Cheryl racked up an impressive £10,000 for the children’s charity in her first performance on June 29, as songstress Dusty Springfield.

Popular with the show judges - Julian Clary and Emma Bunton - and the public alike, chYps will also benefit from 15p of every public votewhich is to be split across the charities selected by the five celebrity contestants.

Cheryl said: “I’m naturally very disappointed not to have won the jackpot for chYps as I know how much the money is needed to help provide vital hospice care to very poorly children in my local area.

"I’ve met many of the nurses and young patients so have seen first-hand the wonderful work that they do.

“But I’m still very chuffed to have won chYps something and I’m glad that I could help raise the charity’s profile on a national level.

She added: "It’s been an amazing experience and one I will never forget.”

ChYps, as a charity which is not part of the NHS, needs to raise more than £1.47 million every year to be able to provide hospice care in the homes of seriously ill babies, children and young adults across north Kent and Bexley.

Director of fundraising Rachel Holweger said: “Our families, staff and volunteers have thoroughly enjoyed tuning in each week to see Cheryl strut her stuff on the stage.

"We are very lucky to have her support and are very proud of all she has achieved for us.

"£10,000 will still go a long way and we look forward to working on vital fundraising projects with her in the future.”

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