Our Ambassador Kate Winslet backs fundraising appeal

Posted on: 05 July 2017

Written by: Charlie Marshall

Our Ambassador of 10 years, Kate Winslet, CBE, is supporting a fundraising appeal to raise money for experimental treatment for 28-year-old Gemma Nuttall, who is battling stage 4 cancer. Read her open letter appealing for support below:

"Gemma needs further urgent specialist cancer treatment in Germany. Without it, she will die.

I have been in communication with Gemma and her lovely mum Helen, for a while now. And we are all so thrilled that we were able to send Gemma off to the Hallwang for her first round of treatment. I will continue to assist with her costs, but we do still badly need your donations. Join me in supporting this 28 year old Mum! Let's truly do our best to keep her alive for her 3 year old daughter Penelope, who loves and needs her Mummy so much. We might be able to save her life with these desperately needed funds for this essential treatment. So spread the word out there! Let's all tell as many people as we know, and please keep the words of support coming and the incredibly generous donations coming.

Everyone deserves the best chance at life, let's all try to help Gemma and Penelope have theirs!​”

- Kate Winslet, CBE

You can find out more about Gemma Nuttall and donate on the the Go Fund Me page here.

Watch ITV News video about Kate Winslet's involvement in the campaign: