Coronation Street actress Harriet Bibby, who plays Summer Spellman in the ITV soap, helps local drama school with fundraising

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Scream Theatre School has been busy fundraising for The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), working closely with Harriet Bibby, who plays Summer Spellman in Coronation Street.


Harriet’s character in the long-running ITV soap was recently diagnosed with type one diabetes, with the resort actress, who went to the local school, in Wareham Road, Bispham, nominated in the Best Newcomer category at the Inside Soap Magazine Awards.

Harriet said: “Working on Summer’s story has helped me understand how life changing this condition is.”

Scream Theatre School has been fundraising through charity fun days held during classes, as well as setting up an online Just Giving page for external donations, which will take its final donations on Sunday, November 14, when World Diabetes Day is marked.

Harriet is also known for her role as Kaden’s Mum in hit Sky drama comedy Brassic, and as Clara Bindon in Doctors.

Youngsters at Scream Theatre School in Bispham have been raising cash while having fun during lessons (Picture: Dave Nelson)