Manic Street Preachers donate £3,000 to Welsh flood victims

Support us and go ad-free

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.

Read on...

Support us and go ad-free

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.

I Believe in Miracles World Film Premiere – The City Ground – Nottingham
Actress Vicky McClure and film director Jonny Owen are also listed as having made donations to the fund (PA)

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.

Winter weather Feb 16th 2020
An employee cleans a Poundland shop in Pontypridd after Storm Dennis hit the UK, leading to widespread flooding (PA)

The Frost/Nixon star’s fundraiser also doubled its target of £10,000 within a day of being launched.

Support us and go ad-free

Do your bit for independent journalism

Did you know that less than 1.5% of our readers contribute financially to The Canary? Imagine what we could do if just a few more people joined our movement to achieve a shared vision of a free and fair society where we nurture people and planet.

We need you to help out, if you can.

When you give a monthly amount to fund our work, you are supporting truly independent journalism. We hold power to account and have weathered many attempts to shut us down and silence the counterpoint to the mainstream.

You can count on us for rigorous journalism and fearless opposition to an increasingly fascist government and right wing mainstream media.

In return you get:

  • Advert free reading experience
  • Behind the scenes monthly e-newsletter
  • 20% discount from our shop


The Canary Fund us