Fundraising campaign for Potters Bar man with cancer trending in London
PUBLISHED: 09:56 29 April 2016 | UPDATED: 09:56 29 April 2016
A hashtag for 23-year-old Pete Douthwaite has been trending on Twitter in London.
Pete Douthwaite, 23, of Aberdale Gardens, Potters Bar, has inspired a huge campaign to raise £50,000 for specialist treatment in America.
The #ForPetersSake hashtag has been shared by family, friends and celebrities, including former member of One Direction Zayn Malik, comedian Matt Lucas and Enter Shikari.
Yesterday, Trendsmap London tweeted that the hashtag was trending in London.
Pete suffers from a rare cervical chordoma, which is a tumour that wraps around the spine. The group reached their initial target of £10,000 to send a sample of Pete’s tumour to America, and are now raising money for transportation, medication and to increase awareness of Pete’s condition.
So far the fundraising group, led by Pete’s friend Kris North, has raised £24,635 towards their target.
A Facebook group, ‘Raising Money for Pete Douthwaite’ has reached more than 10,000 members.
To donate to Pete, go to https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/ForpetersSake?utm_id=2
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