Cwmbran Peter Andre fanatic raises cash and meets idol

South Wales Argus: FUNDRAISING FANATIC: Samantha Williams (centre) prepares to meet her idol FUNDRAISING FANATIC: Samantha Williams (centre) prepares to meet her idol

A PETER Andre fanatic has finished fundraising as part of the star’s charity initiative for Cancer Research UK – and along with smashing her original target, she also got to meet the man himself.

Samantha Williams, from Cwmbran, received a personal invite from the Mysterious Girl singer last year to become one of his champion fundraisers, after making a number of donations to the Peter Andre Foundation, to coincide with a personal weight loss mission.

After donating £1 for every lb she lost in weight, she set out to raise £300, and organised fairs and sales at her local pub The Crows Nest to boost funds – a record she has since smashed by more than £1,000. But best of all, she said, she was able to share her joy with her idol when he visited Cardiff a couple of weeks ago.

The mum-of-three, who has lost three stone since her first donation, has been in discussion with staff to fundraise on their behalf on a more long-term basis.

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7:48am Wed 16 Apr 14

VoiceOfDaPort says...

So she 'met' Peter Andre purely by the virtue that he was opening a shop and she came along and stood outside with a hundred other passers-by and nothing to do with the charity work.

Maybe she should have turned up early and got one of the 20 passes for a proper meet and greet, that were given to the first 20 to turn up
So she 'met' Peter Andre purely by the virtue that he was opening a shop and she came along and stood outside with a hundred other passers-by and nothing to do with the charity work. Maybe she should have turned up early and got one of the 20 passes for a proper meet and greet, that were given to the first 20 to turn up VoiceOfDaPort
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9:14am Wed 16 Apr 14

Rachie7 says...

What's your problem ? So what she didn't get a pass to meet pete a least she got to meet him along with the rest of people waiting outside when comes to meeting pete it's 50/50 chance and when she did get to talk to him she told about the fun raising she been doing as part of her petes champions and what she made for the baby etc .
What's your problem ? So what she didn't get a pass to meet pete a least she got to meet him along with the rest of people waiting outside when comes to meeting pete it's 50/50 chance and when she did get to talk to him she told about the fun raising she been doing as part of her petes champions and what she made for the baby etc . Rachie7
  • Score: 7

10:51am Wed 16 Apr 14

Andy Poyiadzis says...

VoiceOfDaPort...to display such negativity regarding someone who has gone to considerable effort and dedicated a lot of time to raising so much money for such a worthy cause says more about your character than the lady you seek to belittle. She's worth a thousand of you. Well done Samantha...keep up the good work...the rest of us appreciate it!
Andy Poyiadzis
VoiceOfDaPort...to display such negativity regarding someone who has gone to considerable effort and dedicated a lot of time to raising so much money for such a worthy cause says more about your character than the lady you seek to belittle. She's worth a thousand of you. Well done Samantha...keep up the good work...the rest of us appreciate it! Andy Poyiadzis Andy Poyiadzis
  • Score: 6

12:18pm Wed 16 Apr 14

adysam says...

I don't care what you think voiceofdaport I for one am very proud of what my wife has achieved
I don't care what you think voiceofdaport I for one am very proud of what my wife has achieved adysam
  • Score: 7

12:34pm Wed 16 Apr 14

KazB says...

Well done Sam from a fellow WW member. You should be very proud of your achievements
Well done Sam from a fellow WW member. You should be very proud of your achievements KazB
  • Score: 4

4:01pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Mitchell27 says...

Hey! This lady has worked so hard for Peters foundation and raised a considerable amount of money despite her being in pain with certain illnesses. I'm so proud to say I have supported her all the way and intend to carry on doing so! Such negative comments should be kept to your yourself. She is most defo a Petes Champion! And should be proud of the fact! Well done Hun keep up the excellent work!
Hey! This lady has worked so hard for Peters foundation and raised a considerable amount of money despite her being in pain with certain illnesses. I'm so proud to say I have supported her all the way and intend to carry on doing so! Such negative comments should be kept to your yourself. She is most defo a Petes Champion! And should be proud of the fact! Well done Hun keep up the excellent work! Mitchell27
  • Score: 3

4:36pm Wed 16 Apr 14

samantha Williams 42 says...

Thank you everyone for your continued support it means so much,I don't need to justify myself to prove I am a fan,as I know myself I just missed out by minutes on getting a pass,I went to support Pete even though I was ill,so I know my heart was in the right place,being nasty to people isn't in my nature so all I shall say to the person who first commented is,have a nice day and smile and be nice as good manners come for free : )
Thank you everyone for your continued support it means so much,I don't need to justify myself to prove I am a fan,as I know myself I just missed out by minutes on getting a pass,I went to support Pete even though I was ill,so I know my heart was in the right place,being nasty to people isn't in my nature so all I shall say to the person who first commented is,have a nice day and smile and be nice as good manners come for free : ) samantha Williams 42
  • Score: 3

6:43pm Wed 16 Apr 14

clairelane says...

Congratulations Sam on your 2 wonderful achievements, you should feel very proud of yourself. May you have continued success in both . Xx
Congratulations Sam on your 2 wonderful achievements, you should feel very proud of yourself. May you have continued success in both . Xx clairelane
  • Score: 5

6:44pm Wed 16 Apr 14

carollang says...

I'm proud to know Samantha. She's a lovely person who has worked hard to raise this money. Well done lovely girl.
I'm proud to know Samantha. She's a lovely person who has worked hard to raise this money. Well done lovely girl. carollang
  • Score: 4

8:22pm Wed 16 Apr 14

westender says...

Well done Girl!!!
Well done Girl!!! westender
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8:42pm Wed 16 Apr 14

samantha Williams 42 says...

Mum of 4 I am by the way lol.....
Mum of 4 I am by the way lol..... samantha Williams 42
  • Score: 2

10:29pm Wed 16 Apr 14

bobbajob says...

Well done to you! why the first poster wants to detract from your efforts is beyond me. Keep up the good work
Well done to you! why the first poster wants to detract from your efforts is beyond me. Keep up the good work bobbajob
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10:30pm Wed 16 Apr 14

bobbajob says...

Yes , well done !
Yes , well done ! bobbajob
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10:34pm Wed 16 Apr 14

VoiceOfDaPort says...

I still stand by my comment, which doesn't belittle the achievements by Samantha Williams, mearly that the fund raising has nothing to do with meeting Peter Andre, as implied by the Argus' story.

Had £2000 been raised then the story could be more accurate, as that was the threshold at which the person fund raising would get to meet him (from the Peter Andre Foundation/Cancer Research UK website), something that I think is a bit cheeky given the amount of effort that must have been put in to raise £1000.

As for posting comments that are 'negative', why should only happy hippy comments be posted? Just because somebody wants to post a comment that goes against the grain doesn't mean it shouldn't be posted (Proving it's not abusive), this isn't North Korea and I haven't got a Kim Jong Un haircut.
I still stand by my comment, which doesn't belittle the achievements by Samantha Williams, mearly that the fund raising has nothing to do with meeting Peter Andre, as implied by the Argus' story. Had £2000 been raised then the story could be more accurate, as that was the threshold at which the person fund raising would get to meet him (from the Peter Andre Foundation/Cancer Research UK website), something that I think is a bit cheeky given the amount of effort that must have been put in to raise £1000. As for posting comments that are 'negative', why should only happy hippy comments be posted? Just because somebody wants to post a comment that goes against the grain doesn't mean it shouldn't be posted (Proving it's not abusive), this isn't North Korea and I haven't got a Kim Jong Un haircut. VoiceOfDaPort
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5:55am Thu 17 Apr 14

samantha Williams 42 says...

I raised £1345 to be precise and continuing to do so,I was asked by Peter and his team to raise cash in the first place as I had been supportive of his fundraising prior to the launch of the Peter Champion scheme,I've put my all into fundraising despite battling illnesses,.
Yes,I haven't raised £2000 to get a personal meet but I didn't do it in the first place to get to meet Pete,I did it to raise cash for a great charity in memory of two close family members I had recently lost.if I had wanted to just met Pete,I could have paid to see him at a concert..I really do find your comments quite insensitive..
I raised £1345 to be precise and continuing to do so,I was asked by Peter and his team to raise cash in the first place as I had been supportive of his fundraising prior to the launch of the Peter Champion scheme,I've put my all into fundraising despite battling illnesses,. Yes,I haven't raised £2000 to get a personal meet but I didn't do it in the first place to get to meet Pete,I did it to raise cash for a great charity in memory of two close family members I had recently lost.if I had wanted to just met Pete,I could have paid to see him at a concert..I really do find your comments quite insensitive.. samantha Williams 42
  • Score: 4

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