Coldplay Donates $17,000 For Terminally Ill Fan’s Fund-Raiser
The members of Coldplay have donated £10,000 ($17,000) to a fund-raising appeal organized by a terminally ill fan.
Briton Jody Duff, a long-time Coldplay fan, is battling with motor neurone disease, a progressive neurological condition that has confined him to a wheelchair.
Through his Just Giving page, he’s raising money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association to help others like him.
Duff’s campaign caught the attention of Coldplay. And the target of £25,000 got a huge boost when his favorite group chipped-in with £10,000, and tweeted a message urging others to show support with their wallets.
According to U.K. tabloid the Mirror, Duff was stunned when the cash appeared on his campaign page.
The 37 year old -- who has watched the band on numerous occasions over the years -- spent time with frontman Chris Martin when the British four-piece played two dates at London's Royal Albert Hall earlier this month. “Chris was genuinely interested in learning about motor neurone disease,” Duff tells the Mirror. As the band’s mini-tour reached its climax on the second night at the 5,000 capacity London venue, Coldplay dedicated “Fix You” to Duff and invited him to spend time mingling backstage with celebs and guests. "We just want to send him, from us and from all of you, as much love as we possibly can,” Martin told the crowd (see below).