Words by Abi Scaife
Metallica has donated £80,000 to charities in Leicestershire.
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Metallica, for those who have been out of the loop for the last 40 years, is an American heavy metal band.
They recently headlined for two days at Download Festival, and marked the occasion with a surprise donation - £40,000 for each day.
Where did the money go?
The first £40,000 donation went to Help the Homeless Leicester; a homeless charity local to where Download is based. The donation from their second night went to Living Without Abuse, another local charity supporting people who have suffered from abuse.
This total of £80,000 came from Metallica’s not-for-profit known as the All Within My Hands Foundation which aims to create sustainable communities by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger, and other critical local services.
At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.
St Mungo’s. St Mungo's is a leading UK homelessness charity supporting over 3150 people every night. Help them end homelessness and rebuild lives. Support them here.
Centrepoint. This charity supports homeless young adults aged 16-25, and aims to end youth homelessness in the UK. Find out more here.
Emmaus. Emmaus is a UK based charity and community working together to end homelessness. Learn more here.