Charities to receive £910,000 from 1D Harry Styles’s first solo tour
HARRY STYLES raised almost a million pounds for charities around the world during his debut solo tour.
The former One Direction heart-throb [pictured] had insisted a cut of each ticket sold be set aside for good causes.
This meant that, after selling 1million tickets during his ten-month outing, combined with contributions from promoter Live Nation and the GLSEN Pride campaign, $1.2million (£910,000) was donated to 62 charities. These included Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Action Against Hunger and Spread A Smile.
Styles, 24, had made inclusiveness and ‘treating people with kindness’ the theme of his world tour. Last week, thanking fans for their support, he posted on Instagram: ‘Kissy. Thank you for coming out to see us, it has been a pleasure playing for you all. I’m off to write some more music and I hope I’ll be seeing you again very soon.’
Brodie Cooper, of US entertainment company JDMC, said the singer had made an effort to ‘use his fame and shows for good’, adding: ‘Harry Styles has showed the music world the future of touring.
‘He has made a difference to millions of people with his fundraising work.’
Author: Andrei Harmsworth