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26th Sep 2023

Mum who lost her daughter to cancer praises Peter Kay’s kind gesture

BY Joseph Loftus

Peter Kay has been praised following a touching act of kindness.

The mother of an inspirational young woman who died from cancer has praised Peter Kay for his incredible gesture.

Laura Nuttall was just 23 when she died from brain cancer earlier this year.

She became an inspiration across the world back in 2018 when, after being diagnosed with cancer, she began ticking off things on her bucket list.

Laura’s positive outlook despite the damning diagnosis won the hearts of many across the globe including Peter Kay who played his first gig in four years back in 2021 to raise funds for Laura’s treatment.

Peter Kay and the Nuttall’s struck up an immediate friendship.

He even paid tribute to the family at his sell-out show at Manchester Arena.

Speaking during his stand-up show, Kay revealed that some of the money made from ticket sales will be going out to the Nuttall family’s charity.

Laura’s mother, Nicola, who was in the audience said she was taken aback by the announcement.

She told BBC Radio Lancashire: “It was just after the second half started when he mentioned Laura. We were just sitting there with our mouths open, in front of all those people.

She added that Kay had taken Laura and the family out for lunch during her treatment and that he often called around to say hello.

She explained: “He’s just a really good friend. Away from all the showbiz stuff, he’s just a really good man.

“He was devastated when Laura died. He’d helped her in so many ways funding treatment for her.

“Now he’s helping us to fund research which hopefully will make the outcomes better for people like Laura in the future.”

Peter Kay, once again proves what an absolute diamond he truly is.