Wednesday, 15 July, 2020

EastEnders star Danny Dyer leads list of celebs to help terminally ill mum who is raising money for her two daughters

EastEnders star Danny Dyer and other celebs are helping a terminally ill mum who is raising money for her two daughters via a JustGiving campaign.

A heartfelt JustGiving crowdfunding appeal set up for a terminally ill mum from Somerset, who is raising money to help take care of her girls after she dies, has had a major boost after a host of celebrities have backed the campaign.

EastEnders stars Natalie Cassidy and Danny Dyer have both sent touching videos and Huey Morgan (the frontman of rock/hip hop band Fun Lovin’ Criminals) has also sent a supportive message.

Wearing a Lisa’s Army T-shirt Huey tweeted: “I’m supporting this amazing lady who’s looking out for her little girls. I hope you’ll join me. I’m with #LisasArmyUK are you?”

Lisa Wells was given the devastating news in December 2017, five weeks after giving birth to her second child that she had terminal bowel and liver cancer, after developing what she initially thought was just a simple water infection.

Lisa says: “All the aches and pains I had experienced during pregnancy I had put down to the pressures on the body that every woman experiences during that time, but, in fact, they were cancer warning signs and I’ve now been told I may only have short amount of time left to live.”

Rather than sit back and do nothing, the 32-year-old, from Frome has galvanised friends, family and celebrity supporters whom she has affectionately nicknamed #LisasArmyUK to help with her campaign.

The plan is to raise money for her five year old daughter, Ava-Lily and 13 week old Saffia and the hospice that has been supporting her family throughout the diagnosis called Dorothy House.

Activities planned include an organised Mother’s Day Walk on Sunday 11th March and a special Lisa’s Army Gig on Sunday 1st April which sold out in just 24hrs. However, Lisa and friends are now looking for a headline act for the special concert and have roped in celebrity support to find the right artist.

Danny, who plays Mick Carter in EastEnders, said in a video message: “I just want to let you know that I’m with the Lisa Army UK mob and if you don’t get a band for your gig I’ll send the boys round and tell them that it’s all about Lisa’s Army.”

Referring to Lisa’s husband Dan, Danny also quipped: “Your fella Dan looks a bit like me, so he must be a raving sort.”

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