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Celeb Charity of the Week

Posted by: Polygon PR | Posted on: January 18th, 2013 | 0 Comments

We’ve collated the best celebrity charity link ups and are asking you to vote on the best. The winner will be announced here next Thursday.

Here are this week’s nominations:

1. Celine Dion Show for Cystic Fibrosis

Singing sensation Celine Dion is partnering up with Caesars Entertainment and AEG Live to host a special event to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Sunday 20th January 2013.

Dion has a close connection to the charity after losing her niece to the disease in 1993 and is hoping the concert will help raise funds to support critical research.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation continues to work hard to support finding a cure for the disease, as well as improving the quality of life of those living with CF.

2. Shakira launches virtual baby shower for UNICEF

Columbian singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira is currently expecting her first child with FC Barcelona star Gerard Pique. They are looking to use this joyous occasion to raise money for underprivileged babies.

Rather than accept gifts for their newborn, they have invited fans to join their virtual baby shower online and to choose a special gift from their registry.

All of the specially selected gifts UNICEF gifts will be distributed to the most vulnerable children around the world.

3. Rihanna donates $1.75million to Barbados Hospital

Global icon Rihanna recently made a very charitable donation to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados.

The donation was made in memory of her Grandma, Clara ‘Dolly’ Braithwaite who was treated at the hospital before she passed away in the summer of 2012.

Rihanna told E! News “I believe that this will have a huge impact on the people of Barbados. This was all done to save lives or at least extend them.’’

4. Paul Weller rocks the Hammersmith Apollo for Crisis

At an evening hosted by comic Ben Elton; Paul Weller, Emeli Sande and Miles Kane performed at the famous Hammersmith Apollo to raise funds for homelessness charity, Crisis.

The crowds were wowed, especially when Tour de France and Olympic Gold winner Bradley Wiggins jumped onstage to perform “That’s Entertainment” by The Jam.

Crisis aim to combat homelessness by empowering people to transform their lives and fulfil their potential.

5. Elton John visits Philippines with the Starkey Hearing Foundation

Elton John and partner David Furnish recently accompanied the foundation on a trip to Manila where 400 hearing aids were given to adults and children in need.

Despite working with the charity for several years, they hadn’t previously taken a trip with them and were able to offer the gift of hearing, something many of the recipients had never experienced.

The foundation carries out around 70 missions per year domestically and internationally and commits to providing more than 100,000 hearing aids to those in need, each year.


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