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Manic Street Preachers donate £3,000 to Welsh flood victims

The Welsh rock band have joined other celebrities who have contributed to residents affected by Storm Dennis.

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Nicky Wire of the Manic Street Preachers (Simon Galloway/PA)

Nicky Wire of the Manic Street Preachers (Simon Galloway/PA)

Nicky Wire of the Manic Street Preachers (Simon Galloway/PA)

Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers have donated £3,000 to a local flood-relief fund after parts of the country were hit by flooding.

The Pontypridd flooding relief page was set up by Labour MP Alex Davies-Jones to help those affected by Storm Dennis, which left hundreds of homes in South Wales underwater.

The fund’s initial target was £5,000, but on Friday donations had exceeded £23,500 – with 23 days left to go.

The band made the £3,000 contribution on Thursday along with other famous names.

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Actress Vicky McClure and film director Jonny Owen are also listed as having made donations to the fund (PA)

Donations of £500 were also listed under the names of Line Of Duty star Vicky McClure and her partner Jonny Owen, while a pledge of the same amount was listed under the name of former Labour leader Neil Kinnock.

The Pontypridd fund is running alongside a similar campaign set up by actor Michael Sheen, who grew up in South Wales.

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An employee cleans a Poundland shop in Pontypridd after Storm Dennis hit the UK, leading to widespread flooding (PA)

The Frost/Nixon star’s fundraiser also doubled its target of £10,000 within a day of being launched.

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