Ex-1D star Zayn Malik urges cancer treatment funding help for mother’s friend

Zayn Malik.
Zayn Malik.
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Zayn Malik has urged people to help fund cancer treatment for his mother’s “best friend”.

The former One Direction member asked followers to “help in any way possible” in a post on Twitter linking to a GoFundMe page for Ayesha Butt.

Ms Butt, 47, is suffering from terminal lung cancer according to the site and is attempting to raise £120,000 for potential life-extending treatment in Istanbul.

On the page she writes: “My friend is funding all travel and accommodation costs etc, this means that every penny raised will be spent on treatment only, whether or not your donation is 50p, £1, or £50 every single penny helps, and I am so grateful for this.

“Life is for living and with your help, I intend to do so, alongside my daughter who deserves to have her mummy around for much longer.”

As of Monday, the page had raised £13,000 over two days.