Sunday, December 23, 2007

NOTW does some good in a grubby world

The News of the World, it's only fair to say, does sometime manage to do the right thing, if only by accident. It's discovery that Mel B pocketed a ten grand cheque from the Make-A-Wish foundation for a fundraising event has managed to prick the Spice Girl's conscience:

When the News of the World contacted her Agents ICM at 5pm Friday, they took four hours before calling back at 9pm to say she would not comment.

By 11.30am Saturday there'd been a rethink. Her British spokeswoman contacted us to say the fee would be donated to kids' hospitals in America, adding: "The cheque's in the post."

Of course, the ten grand is still ten grand that the Make-A-Wish charity doesn't have - that's something like nearly three thousand packs of Father Christmas cards to make up.