Stars support cancer appeal
CELEBRITIES, FOOTBALLERS and politicians have helped a south Wales family to raise thousands of pounds for a cancer charity.
The Cantor family wanted to give something back to the Velindre centre, which has helped treat 27-year-old Justine Cantor after she was diagnosed with melanoma.
I t provides services for 1.5 million people and is one of the largest c e n t r e s i n Britain.
J ust i ne’ s sister Natas h a l a s t w e e k launched an online c a m - paign t o encourage family and friends to make donations. Their efforts received a significant boost when brother Elliott turned to Twitter to encourage further support. He asked dozens of actors, musicians a n d s p o r t i n g stars to forward the link to the donation page to their fans — and golfer Nick Faldo, Conservative MP Louise Mensch, Cardiff City Football Club and American-Jewish wrestler Bill Goldberg were among those who did.
Inter Milan and Holland footballer Wesley Sneijder sent the message to his 185,000-plus followers, attracting donations from as far afield as Japan.
The campaign raised £2,000 in its first 24 hours and had reached more than £3,300 by Monday. “Originally we planned to raise £1,000, but my friends said we would be able to collect more than that,” Natasha said.
“We have had a great response.
“There is a Jewish concept that by giving to charity each person can help to give Justine the strength to fight this evil disease.”
Elliott added that the response had “put a smile on Justine’s face”. http://www.justgiving.com/ Natasha-Freiberger
Louise Mensch and Wesley Sneijder are backing the