Pioneering page three model presents Hackney hospice with charity shop proceeds
PUBLISHED: 16:35 25 November 2010
Flanagan donates Paragon Trust funds to St Joseph’s
Page three pioneer Maureen Flanagan presented a cheque to St Joseph’s Hospice with money raised at her Well Street charity shop.
The blonde bombshell, who was one of the first women to pose topless for a tabloid newspaper, handed over £2,000 to the Mare Street centre.
The donation was raised through sales of clothes, bric-a-brac and toys at Paragon Trust charity shop that she runs in Well Street, South Hackney.
Maureen, known in the modelling world as Flanagan, also passed the store’s proceeds on to the nearby Morningside Pensioners Club, Hackney Quest young people’s project in Poole Road and Repton Boys Boxing Club in Tower Hamlets.
“In these hard times my customers find everything they need in my shop. They tell me it’s the best charity shop in East London,” said the 69-year-old.
Flanagan stripped to the waist just weeks after The Sun published its first page three lovely Stephanie Rahn in 1970. The fresh-faced 3-yeear-old lied about her age, fooling the photographer into believing she was just 21.
Since then she has worked with Benny Hill, the Monty Python Team and Jamiroquai, and has raised thousands for charities.
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