Coldplay has donated four hundred and sixteen thousand dollars to a youth charity. The British rock band, which consists of lead vocalist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland handed that amount over to the BBC Radio DJ Jo Whiley’s Sport Relief fundraising campaign.
The 48 year old jogged for 26 hours on a treadmill inside a plexiglass display box in London to raise money for the charity, which provides shelter, education, fresh water and vaccines to underprivileged children around the world.
Whiley finished her challenge, which was part of the BBC Radio Around the World for Sport Relief challenge, on Thursday (20Mar14) and Coldplay decided to toast her success by cutting her a big cheque.
Announcing the donation on Twitter.com, the bandmembers wrote,
“Massive respect to the incredible, indegafatible (sic) @jowhiley £10K per hour makes £260K sponsorship from us @sportrelief love coldplay”.