Charity fundraiser set up to celebrate Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall’s 30th birthday

Jade has supported South Tyneside charity Cancer Connections for many years.

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A South Tyneside charity Cancer Connections is currently raising funds as a way to celebrate Little Mix member Jade Thirlwall’s upcoming 30th birthday.

Jade Thirlwall is a patron of Cancer Connections, and worked with them over many years to help raise money for the charity.

She has previously donated clothing and Little Mix signed merchandise to the charity who support those affected by cancer. There is currently a bonus ball competition in place at Cancer Connections to win merchandise from Little Mix’s last tour.

She also participates in a yearly Christmas tradition for the cause, a Boxing Day dip. Many people gather at South Shields beach on boxing day, before taking a dip in the freezing cold water. This again, is done to raise money for Cancer Connections. Jade participates in the charity dip every year, usually donning a funny Christmas costume while doing so.

Every year, for the past four years, a fundraiser has been set up to kindly ask people to donate to the charity as a way to celebrate the geordie pop star’s birthday. This year, with Jade celebrating a big year - her 30th birthday, the fundraisers are hoping to surpass the usual target.

On the JustGiving page for the fundraiser, the organiser has written: “The response to Jade’s birthday fundraiser for Cancer Connections has been absolutely incredible in previous years. So, I have set it up for the fourth year running, this year being Jade’s 30th birthday.”

She continued: “What better reason to try and make this the best one yet.”

Cancer Connections rely on donations and fundraising to help support families in the South Tyneside area affected by cancer.