TV mogul, Simon Cowell has pledged to donate over £1.3 million in aid to support struggling charities amid the Coronavirus. Cowell aims to contribute £500,000 to tackle the deficit of the Shooting Star Children’s hospice. Simon also claimed that he has teamed up with his company, SYCO, to split £800,000 between Feeding Britain and Feeding America.
Simon Cowell teams up to help struggling charities amid the Coronavirus
Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, ‘Got Talent’ boss, Simon Cowell has pledged to donate over £1 million to support struggling charities. Cowell said in a column in The Sun this weekend that he is ‘devasted’ to hear how charities have been affected by the pandemic.
Cowell says in the column that he is donating £500,000 to the Shooting Star Children’s hospice and splitting £800,000 between Feeding Britain and Feeding America. The TV judge is the Vice President of Shooting Star Hospice and has teamed up with them on many occasions.
Simon explained that these are not the only charities that he will be helping in these uncertain times. Here’s what Cowell had to say in his recent column:
“I have also decided with my team at Syco to donate $1,000,000 (£800,000) towards the immediate needs of some of the most vulnerable people impacted by this virus, and this will be split between Feeding Britain and Feeding America, where I work and live.”
“I don’t like celebrities telling people what to do, and I know this is a hugely difficult time for so many — worries about family, health, jobs, paying the mortgage and feeding their family are at the forefront of people’s minds. But there are still other people in business and in entertainment with resources available. So today it’s those people I’m urging to rise to this enormous challenge,” Simon added.
Simon Cowell prepares for California lockdown
Cowell is currently in the US working on this year’s America’s Got Talent. However, both Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent have now delayed any further filming until Fall. The TV judge is now preparing for a possible lockdown in his Malibu neighborhood.