Yusuf / Cat Stevens Gives Over 1 Million In Charity!

Yusuf / Cat Stevens Gives Over 1 Million In Charity!

Yusuf / Cat Stevens, legendary singer/songwriter and humanitarian has donated over one million dollars from his ‘A Cat’s Attic’ – Peace Train Tour’ to support local and international charities.

A host of Australian charities are being engaged to develop programs that give back to the community. The first to receive support will be drought-afflicted farmers through the ‘Rural Aid Australia’, elderly citizens through the ‘Gallipoli Home Care Centre’, cancer sufferers through the ‘Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre’, and many more to be announced in the coming weeks.

At the end of last year, Paul Dainty, in collaboration with Moonshadow Australia Pty, brought Yusuf and his band to Australia and New Zealand where he performed to packed arenas in 9 cities across the continent. Performing such classics as Father & Son, Morning has Broken and Wild World, crowds sang along and enjoyed his latest songs from critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated album “Laughing Apple”.

“I believe that concerts are positive opportunities to receive as well as to give back, making people happy is what I love to do.”

As well as supporting these organisations, funds will also be channelled through Penny Appeal Australia to launch a new initiative directed towards health, education for children from remote communities through the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and emergency relief. ‘Peace Train’ buses and mobiles will soon begin rolling in the UK, South Africa, Australia as well as other regions across the globe.

Aamer Naeem (CEO, Penny Appeal UK) comments “Yusuf has shown us over the years what a true humanitarian he is, we are honoured to be working alongside such an inspirational figure. Peace Train will help bring communities together, through compassion and love, spreading peace and putting others first.

For further information or images, please call Mohamed Mayat, CEO of Penny Appeal Australia on 1300 347 947, or reach out via email bigdifference@pennyappeal.org.au

 

Notes to Editors: Charities donated to include: Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre, Gallipoli Home Care, Centre for Multicultural Youth, Indigenous Literacy Foundation, Rural Aid Australia, Addison Road Community Centre Organisation and Concern Worldwide.

Link to Cat Steven’s blog – www.catstevens.com/life

Penny Appeal is an international humanitarian domestic charity who have carried out work in 30 crisis-hit countries providing sustainable life-saving relief as well as working in the UK, US & Australian offering a range of welfare solutions for those most in need.