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Prince Harry and Sir Elton John have teamed up to fight against HIV infections in men.

The two have been long-time friends. Elton was a close friend to Princess Diana, Harry’s mother, and just two months ago, performed at the Duke and Duchess’ wedding reception in Windsor.

There is no doubt that part of Prince Harry's motivation is to pay tribute to his mother through this noble coalition. Both Elton and Harry had so much love for Princess Diana, and now they get to to share their passion for the same cause.

On Tuesday, they attended the 2018 international AIDS conference and launched their MenStar Coalition.

The two founders donated a total of $1.2 billion towards the foundation dedicated to expanding the diagnoses and treatment of HIV infections in men. What sound lads!

According to Johnson & Johnson, the coalition is a combination of many charities, including Elton John’s own AIDS foundation, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, and Johnson & Johnson.

Their objective is ‘to [break] the cycle of HIV transmission and ultimately ending the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.’

'Inspired by the growing alarm at the rate of new HIV infections among young women, the MenStar coalition is bravely tackling the root cause of this problem — the lack of awareness of HIV prevention amongst hard-to-reach young men.' – The Duke of Sussex #AIDS2018 pic.twitter.com/gULicuKIKi

Prince Harry spoke passionately at the conference: “We succeed when we put people at the heart of our strategies. [..]

“This campaign is bravely tackling the root cause of this problem – the lack of awareness of HIV prevention among hard to reach young men.”

The partners have joined forces in order to have a greater impact on fighting against HIV. With one strategy and global placements, they believe they can be more effective in accomplishing their shared goal.

“It is time there was a global coalition to teach men to protect themselves, and in doing so it will teach them to better protect not only their wives and girlfriends, their sisters and daughters, but also critically their brothers and sons,” Elton announced.

The global organisation aims to initiate a self-testing campaign for young men everywhere, to increase access to HIV tests and treatments.

It is lovely to see that Prince Harry remains so close to his mother's friend, and Princess Diana would be proud of their ambition to make the world a safer and healthier place.

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In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, tens of thousands have been displaced from their homes and are in need of aid.

At least 35 people have died in the floods and a number have been reported missing. 

Donald Trump, who is worth a reported 3.5 billion dollars, is set to make a personal donation to those in need. 

The White House says that the POTUS has promised to donate 1 million dollars to help those in need.

The money will go to storm relief efforts, and he has not yet decided which specific organisation to donate it to.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement yesterday. 

The storm is now moving from Texas towards the state of Louisana. 

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Taylor Swift could be criticised for many things, but a failing sense of generosity definitely is not one of them.

Having previously donated sizable sums to victims of flooding, literacy programmes for children and the arts, the singer has now chosen to assist a facility of great personal significance.

Yesterday, Hart of Dixie actress and good friend of Taylor Swift Jaime King took to Instagram to share an open letter in which she thanks her Grammy-winning BFF for a donation she made to Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in honour of her son Leo Thames.

 

 

Sorry?! @sascha_breuer I turned LT into a Vulcan.  #startrek #spock #LeoThames #iowethisladbigtimenow

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Along with a letter of acknowledgement from the hospital, the mother of two shared the story of how the Bad Blood songstress – who happens to be the godmother of Leo Thames – supported their family during the little boy's heart surgery.

She wrote:     “Dear all – at 20 weeks our son was diagnosed with Transposition of the Great Arteries AKA TGA.  He had a major heart surgery, that was terrifying, and traumatic for us as parents, for our family.”

“Only a few of our best friends knew.  I felt that I had to protect him in fear of the unknown, fear he would not make it. We felt isolated & confused.”

 

 

Praising her friend’s spirit of “unconditional giving”, Jaime said: “Taylor Swift does so many selfless acts that go unnoticed because she does them silently.”

“As the Godmother of Leo Thames for his birthday she gave an incredible donation to the people that saved his life.”

“TS knew that by giving back in this way would be the greatest gift one could give to us, to Leo Thames and to all of those with congenital heart issues.”

 

 

Electric youth  #LeoThames et #JamesKnight

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The Pearl Harbour star continued by expressing her gratitude to Taylor and acknowledging how the singer has supported the family on an emotional level.

“She came to the ICU to comfort us, to hold and bond with him with such grace & strength.  Our gift back is to share our story that anyone that is going through this is not alone.”

“Leo Thames is the strongest, healthiest boy because of this team.  He will live a full and whole life & never have to look back. Thank you.”

 

 

Dear all- at 20 weeks our son was diagnosed with Transposition of the Great Arteries AKA TGA. He had a major heart surgery, that was terrifying, and traumatic for us as parents, for our family. Only a few of our best friends knew. I felt that I had to protect him in fear of the unknown, fear he would not make it. We felt isolated & confused. @taylorswift does so many selfless acts that go unnoticed because she does them silently, from such a great place of unconditional giving. As the Godmother of Leo Thames for his birthday she gave an incredible donation to the people that saved his life Dr. Allistar Phillips and his brilliant team. It made us realize that silence cannot connect other parents & people going through these issues. TS knew that by giving back in this way would be the greatest gift one could give to us, to Leo Thames and to all of those with congenital heart issues. She came to the ICU to comfort us, to hold and bond with him with such grace & strength. Our gift back is to share our story that anyone that is going through this is not alone, we understand & want to stand up to bring awareness in the greatest way possible. Leo Thames is the strongest, healthiest boy because of this team. He will live a full and whole life & never have to look back. Thank you Taylor & to EVERYONE listed on this letter we love you. With gratitude and humbleness  Jaime and Kyle

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Just when we thought it was all over and done with, Amber Heard has fired back at Johnny after he donated money to charity in Amber's name, and as well as that, she apparently wants her ex-hubby to give $14m away rather than the agreed $7m.

According to TMZ, Amber's team said that Johnny is not being truthful about his latest move because he will get a charitable tax deduction when he donates the moola to ACLU and the Children's Hospital of LA.

Amber's people told the gossip site: "If Johnny wishes to change the settlement agreement, we must insist that he honour the full amount by donating $14m to charity, which after accounting for his tax deduction, is equal to his $7M payment obligation to Amber.

"We would also insist that the full amount be paid immediately and not drawn out over many years," they added.

It doesn't seem like this is going to end anytime soon!

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Earlier this month it was announced that Amber Heard and Johnny Depp had officially ended their high-profile divorce case with a $7 million settlement being awarded to the Texan actress.

And while most people would take the money and try to move on from months of courtroom drama, Amber admirably made the decision to donate the entire sum to two charities of her choice: The American Civil Liberties Union and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.

According to TMZ, her now ex-husband Johnny is “heaping praise” on the Rum Diary actress for deciding to donate the sum, and has already sent cheques to both organisations on Amber’s behalf to begin the process which will eventually see each group receive $3.5 million.

A rep for the Pirates of the Caribbean actor told TMZ: “Following Amber Heard's announcement that her divorce settlement was to be divided equally and gifted to Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and the American Civil Liberties Union, two exceptionally deserving and important charities, Johnny Depp has sent the first of multiple instalments of those monies to each charity in the name of Amber Heard, which when completed will honour the full amount of Ms Heard's pledge.”

“Ms Heard's generosity in giving to these wonderful causes is deeply respected,” they continued.

The news comes after months of allegations during which Amber had a restraining order issued against Johnny – which has now been dropped – and claimed that the Golden Globe winner had domestically abused her.

When filing for divorce the 30-year-old model stated “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for wanting to end her 15-month marriage. 

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We all wish we could give a little more to people in need, especially at this time of the year. Well, SPAR is now making it that little bit easier for all of us.

Along with the National Children’s Hospital, SPAR is supporting the charity with a fun and handy campaign – The Twitter Tree.

The convenience store is asking the public to simply tweet the hashtag #UnderTheTree in order to light up a bulb on its Christmas tree. And once all the bulbs are lit, SPAR will donate €20,000 to the National Children’s Hospital. Amazing, right?!

And as well as that, whenever you purchase a SPAR own-brand product, a donation is made to the hospital. The campaign ran last year too and as you can imagine, the donation helped out the hospital and the kids for the whole year round.

Right now, there are 395 lights left to be lit up! And only you can change that. As SPAR says, “Your tweet will help make Christmas brighter.”

So, tweet away, ladies! #UnderTheTree at SPAR!

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Electric Picnic is wrapping up today for yet another year.

Sigh.

But as you reminisce about the weekend past, it could be your chance to help St. Vincent de Paul aid the homeless.

Every year hundreds of sleeping mats and sleeping bags are left behind on the mucky grounds of Stradbally.

SVP are asking you to to donate your sleeping bags instead of throwing them in the trash.

The charity partake in weekly soup runs every Monday, where they give hats, scarves, tea, soup and sandwiches to the homeless; and now they have made an appeal to all festival-goers to give their old, unwanted sleeping bags and mats to people in-need.

If you would like to donate your equipment to St. Vincent de Paul, head over to this Facebook page to find out more.

Or get in touch through Twitter.

We hope you enjoyed your time at Electric Picnic and remember; every little helps.

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If you made your Communion, you no doubt remember very well the feeling of absolute glory when you managed to count up all your earnings at the end of the day.

It was probably the first (and last) time you felt like a real millionaire. Immediately you started planning what you were going to splash out on. It was as if you had won the lottery, the possibilities were absolutely endless.

Ponies, bikes, trampolines, holidays and houses were just some of what we dreamed of owning.

One boy has put us all to shame though. Yes, Donal O’Donovan is possibly one of the most generous youngsters we’ve heard of in a while.

Instead of spending his money in a more traditional treat yourself fashion, he had other plans for his communion money.

The just-one charity, based in West Cork, received a €100 donation from Donal along with a very sweet hand written note.

Dear Donal,I'm not exactly sure who you are but hope that if I post your lovely letter here then maybe your Mam or Dad…

Posted by just-one on Thursday, 16 July 2015

Declan of the just-one charity was incredibly moved by the youngster’s generous gift and wrote his own letter of thanks to Donal on the charity’s Facebook page.

Just-one is a non-profit organisation that are working to provide better access to educational opportunities for disadvantaged children in Nepal.

They provide peer-mentoring and counselling services for children and their families in order to ensure long-term support for families who would otherwise not get the help they need.

The organisation have been incredibly touched by Donal’s gesture and are hoping that they can find out who is in order to thank him personally. 

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