Vicky Pattison gets a bit fruity in a funny costume - and it’s all for a great cause
Vicky Pattison always loves an opportunity to dress up but we never expected to see her wearing something like THIS.
The former Geordie Shore star, 27, certainly stood out on Tuesday night when she donned a giant BANANA costume out in Newcastle!
It was all for a good cause though as Vicky was taking part in a charity run to support The Chronicle Sunshine Fund’s Go Bananas appeal, a fundraising initiative that provides specialist equipment to children with disabilities in the North East of England.
Vicky’s mum Caroll is Fund Director for the charity and proudly shared a snap of the reality star modelling her fruity outfit.
A smiley Vicky gives a thumbs up in the photo as she joins other runners for a warm-up. What a good sport!
The Newcastle lass reTweeted her mum’s post and jokingly added: ‘Did it as a banana didn’t i?!!? #gobananas’
Before donning the banana get-up, fit Vicky revealed that she was feeling very motivated when she took a selfie with Caroll.
The drizzly weather didn’t deter the Pattison girls. Vicky happily joined other runners – including many other bananas! – to run the slightly damp race.
She clearly had a brilliant time helping to raise money for the cause and spoke of how much fun she’d had afterwards.
‘Such an amazing evening!!! ,’ the Judge Geordie star told her social media fans.
In fact it sounds like Vicky enjoyed being a banana so much that she’s keen to don another eye-catching outfit when she next takes part in an event.
‘Haha… Apple next time! ,’ she joked on Twitter.
Running a 5k as a giant piece of fruit isn’t all fun though. Vicky admitted that she was feeling a bit worn out the morning after as she forced herself to go for a bit of training.
Behind the laughs there was a heart-warming reason for Vicky’s participation in the event. The TV star revealed that she was primarily hoping to raise money for disabled youngster Aysha Matthews, whose family hope to get her a bike.
‘I want to do this run to raise awareness for an amazing charity and a cause that’s close to my heart,’ Vicky told The Chronicle before the 5k.
‘The Sunshine Fund raises money for disabled children in the North East and I wanted to do my bit.
‘In particular there is a beautiful little girl called Aysha who needs £1,100 for a trike – her mam has said that her little brother can’t get a bike until she can, so I want to raise at least that amount to help this brave and amazing family.’
Awww, great work, Vicky!