Stand Up To Cancer raises £24m
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.”