Thursday, June 25, 2009

British Stars Sing For Palestinian Refugee Children

... is the rather clunky title of this LookTotheStars announcement:

Dozens of British celebrities were out in force at the Cafe de Paris in London last night for the annual Hoping’s Got Talent charity karaoke event.

Judged by Kate Moss and X Factor’s Louis Walsh, the event raised money for the Hoping Foundation, an organization that is dedicated to showing Palestinian refugee children that their struggle to transform their lives is encouraged and supported by people in Britain and throughout the rest of the world.

The evening attracted a plethora of British entertainers, including Lily Allen, Guy Ritchie, David Walliams, Jeremy Clarkson, Sienna Miller, Jemima Khan, Will Young, Tracey Emin, Shane MacGowan and socialite Kimberly Stewart. Lost’s Matthew Fox also made an appearance.

Last year’s event raised £319,000 for the charity, and featured Gwyneth Paltrow2007’s event featured Elton John, Elizabeth Hurley and Bryan Adams. singing “Killing Me Softly”.

The Hoping Foundation provides grants to community projects working with children in Palestinian refugee camps

Yep, it's all good...

H/T Mondoweiss (with a tad more background info).

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