CRISIS concert Wins Celeb Charity of the Week Award | Polygon PR

CRISIS Wins Celeb Charity of the Week Award

Posted by: Polygon PR | Posted on: January 24th, 2013 | 0 Comments

Paul Weller’s concert for Crisis was chosen by you as the winner of this week’s Celeb Charity of the Week Award and it’s easy to see why.

On Wednesday 19th December, rock legend Weller collaborated with Emeli Sande and Miles Kane and played a gig at the Hammersmith Apollo to raise money for homelessness charity, Crisis.

Ben Elton compared the event, which Weller headlined for the second consecutive year.

Speaking about the gig Weller said “In hard times like these more and more people need help so I’m happy to support Stand Up and Rock as Crisis at Christmas turns 40.”

Supporters were given an extra surprise when Tour de France and Olympic gold medal winner Bradley Wiggins got up on stage for a surprise cover of a song originally sung by The Jam.

Those who purchased a ticket would have helped towards the care of thousands of homeless people during the festive season providing warmth and comfort at a time that many find extremely difficult.

The charity won this week’s award with 35% of the vote. Shakira and her work with UNICEF came second with 27% and Elton John’s partnership with Starkey was third. Thank you to all who voted; don’t forget to pop back tomorrow to see who’s nominated for next week’s award.

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