Stand Up To Can­cer raises £24m

Wales On Sunday - - NEWS -

MORE than £24m has been do­nated in aid of can­cer re­search fol­low­ing the Stand Up To Can­cer tele­vi­sion fundraiser.

Celebri­ties in­clud­ing Liam Gal­lagher, Danny Dyer and Michael Bu­ble took part in Chan­nel 4’s an­nual char­ity telethon on Fri­day night.

Pre­sen­ters Alan Carr, Maya Jama and Adam Hills an­nounced a to­tal of £24.6m had been raised on the night, with more do­na­tions still com­ing in.

The pro­gramme, which fea­tured celebrity sketches and com­edy skits, also paid trib­ute to soul singer Aretha Franklin, who died from can­cer in Au­gust, as Emeli Sande per­formed a ver­sion of Don’t Play That Song.

Bu­ble took part in a spe­cial Stand Up To Can­cer Car­pool Karaoke, and broke down in tears as he spoke to James Cor­den of his own ex­pe­ri­ences of can­cer fol­low­ing his son Noah’s di­ag­no­sis in 2016.

“It’s so hard to have to ac­knowl­edge it, be­cause it’s so painful to talk about,” he said. “But ob­vi­ously we got the di­ag­no­sis, and that was it, man, my whole life ended. It’s too hard to talk about.”

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