Coldplay have donated £1 million to the children’s charity Kids Company.
The charity, which helps young ex-offenders and disadvantaged children, received the donation from the band, who have generously given the cash to help the organisation achieve its goals.
“They were moved by the tough stories they heard and want to be genuine participants,” said Camila Batmanghelidjh of the south London based Kids Company. “I got the feeling the donation was something they had planned from the start of their careers.”
Coldplay have previously visited the charity’s various centres and, as well as donating the money, plan to give music lessons to the children.