Jordan North had a bit of a blunder this week when he hosted a lockdown charity quiz – but gave out the wrong number for the fundraiser.
Instead of directing donations to the Pendleside Hospice, the BBC Radio 1 host accidentally sent fans to donate to a greyhound charity.
After fans pointed out the issue, he had to check he’d got the number right.
However, he’s since promised that he will personally make sure the funds get to the right place – even if he pays out of his own pocket.
‘During the two hour quiz I was giving out the wrong text number so all the money was going to a greyhound charity,’ he said on his Radio 1 show on Friday. ‘And this is just a nightmare that I don’t need and something that could only happen to me.’
Clearly seeing the funny side, the star added: ‘There’s some greyhounds absolutely living it up somewhere in the world at the moment.’
The 30-year-old added on Twitter: ‘Thanks to everyone who took part in tonight’s @PendlesideHosp Quiz.
‘Sorry If you donated to the Greyhound charity. I will sort It, promise. (don’t ask, it can only happen to me) You can properly donate here http://pendleside.org.uk/donate-to-us **No greyhounds were harmed during this process.’
However, it seems all turned out well, with Pendleside Hospice confirming that the quiz had raised at least £1,000, and that they had reached out to the text provider to make sure donations would be received.
Pendleside is a hospice in Burnley, Jordan’s hometown, which aims to ‘enhance quality of life for people with life-limiting illnesses, their families and carers’.
Meanwhile, late last year Jordan was seen surprising young fundraisers.
Freddie Xavi from Lancashire raised money for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, where his best pal Hughie Higginson is undergoing treatment after being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in September.
The nine-year-old began running 2km a day in November to raise funds for the hospital. However, before he knew it, he smashed his initial target of £1,000 and has raised a staggering £50,000 so far.
‘Well, well, well who have we got here?’ Jordan chipped in as he surprised Hughie and Freddie on a video call. ‘I’ve been told you’ve raised nearly £50,000.’
‘Well over £50k because there’s been other fundraising,’ Hughie replied.
Jordan explained: ‘That is amazing because I know as well, personally, Manchester Children’s Hospital.
‘Like you, Hughie, my brother had cancer and all the nurses and the doctors and staff there looked after him and they are fantastic.’
Credit: Original article published here.