The comedian Jimmy Carr - a long-term supporter and friend of Helen & Douglas House - went on the first celebrity Deal or no Deal - hosted by Noel Edmunds on Channel 4, broadcast on Sunday, 8 April. He hoped to raise a large amount of money on the popular show and spoke about his visits to the two houses and why the charity means so much to him.
Jimmy gambled £14,000 and lost, coming away with £750 for Helen & Douglas House. However, thanks to Jimmy speaking so well, Tweeting afterwards and the awareness raising through the show, we have since had a lot of interest through our website, our JustGiving page, Text to Donate and Twitter with people across the country donating money. Earlier today (Tuesday, 10 April), we had received around £8,000 in donations and still rising.
Our JustGiving page is: http://www.justgiving.com/hhadh
Wouldn't it be great to reach the £14,000?