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Kate Winslet coughs up £17k to pay energy bill for girl on life support

Donation: Kate Winslet.

Here’s a story to show there are still people of good conscience in the world:

When Holywood actress Kate Winslet learned that Clackmannanshire mother Carolynne Hunter was facing extortionate costs to keep her daughter on life support, she stepped in with a £17,000 donation.

Ms Hunter’s daughter Freya has severe complex health problems and disabilities, is non-verbal and blind and requires full-time oxygen and at-home nursing care.

There was no way to reduce the energy required to sustain her. She was facing an annual energy bill of £10,000, but Clackmannanshire Council said it could hit £17,000 in 2023.

Then Ms Winslet donated £17,000 to the GoFundMe page Ms Hunter had set up asking for help and got in touch to wish the family well.

The astonished mother told her story to Good Morning Britain:

It’s a terrific, heartwarming story of generosity from an unexpected and welcome source.

The flipside, sadly, is that there are undoubtedly many more people in Ms Hunter’s situation who won’t get windfalls like this. And we can’t expect Ms Winslet or even other people in similar financial comfort to pay for them all.

It is an element to the energy price crisis that has not been highlighted before.

Should there not be extra help available for people whose energy need is life-threatening?

Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.


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