Coldplay Donates $17,000 to Terminally Ill Fan

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(Anton Corbijn for Parlophone/Atlantic Records)

(Anton Corbijn for Parlophone/Atlantic Records)

By Shannon Carlin

Coldplay have never been shy about their intentions of fixing those who need a little help, but now the band is putting their money where their mouth is.

According to Billboard, Coldplay have donated £10,000 or $17,000 to a fund-raiser organized by a terminally ill British fan named Jody Duff who is suffering from a motor neurone disease — a progressive neurological condition — that has confined him to a wheelchair.

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Duff has been raising money MNDA (Motor Neurone Disease Association UK), looking for a total of £25,000 (over $42,000). But it wasn’t until the fundraiser caught the attention of Coldplay that the long-time fan’s fundraiser got a big boost.

Since the donation, the band has also encouraged others to give, tweeting a message to fans asking for their help.

Duff got a chance to hang out with his favorite band at a recent show at London’s Royal Albert Hall and told The Mirror that “Chris was genuinely interested in learning about motor neurone disease.”

At the show, Chris Martin even dedicated his band’s song “Fix You” to Duff, telling the crowd, “We just want to send him, from us and from all of you, as much love as we possibly can.”

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