Sunday, July 26, 2009

Ianto ‘memorial’ fund helps Children In Need

A FUND set up “in memory” of Torchwood character Ianto Jones has raised £1,800 for charity.

Fans around the world were dismayed when Ianto, a lead character in the sci-fi hit, met an untimely and unexpected demise in this month’s Children of Earth mini-series on BBC1.

A movement to save the character, played by Gareth David-Lloyd, began moments after he was killed off in the series and the resulting website – – has had more than 25,000 hits. It urges fans to send postcards and letters to series creator Russell T Davies and to the BBC.

The online donations had last night raised £1,865 for Children In Need. The website,, says: “Though we, his devoted fans, still hope that he’ll come back (it’s still sci-fi and in sci-fi death can be reversed, can’t it?) we mourn him. In the series, he died saving the children of Earth so it seems fitting to honour his memory by helping the Children in Need.”

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