Manic Street Preachers donate £3,000 to Welsh flood victims
Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers have donated £3,000 to a local flood-relief fund after parts of the country were hit by flooding.
The Pontypridd flooding relief page was set up by Labour MP Alex Davies-Jones to help those affected by Storm Dennis, which left hundreds of homes in South Wales underwater.
The fund’s initial target was £5,000, but on Friday donations had exceeded £23,500 – with 23 days left to go.
The band made the £3,000 contribution on Thursday along with other famous names.
Donations of £500 were also listed under the names of Line Of Duty star Vicky McClure and her partner Jonny Owen, while a pledge of the same amount was listed under the name of former Labour leader Neil Kinnock.
The Pontypridd fund is running alongside a similar campaign set up by actor Michael Sheen, who grew up in South Wales.
The Frost/Nixon star’s fundraiser also doubled its target of £10,000 within a day of being launched.