Friday, 14 July 2017

George Michael to be honored with humanitarian award

George Michael will be named as a recipient of the Elizabeth Taylor Humanitarian Award, for his regular private donations to charities throughout his life.

Most of the donations weren't known until after the singers death last year, Michael had specifically asked charities not to disclose he had given the money.

Adam Lambert will perform a moving tribute to the singer at the Project Angel Food's 27th Annual Angel Awards in Los Angeles.

Lambert, who now fronts Queen, said George Michael was one of his role models growing up.

Project Angel Food's once received a $25,000 donation in 1993 (left on the charities doorstep), when they were struggling to continue operating during the HIV/AIDS crisis.

In a statement the organisation said: "Contained in an envelope was a check and note from George Michael", they added that the singer continued to contribute the same amount every year, until his death on Christmas Day last year.

The organisation cooks and delivers 10,000 meals every week for those struggling with illness.

The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation has over the years presented a number of awards to figures involved in humanitarian, and awareness raising efforts.

In 2016 Whoopi Goldberg received the Legacy Award, for her work standing up for people living with HIV and AIDS over three decades.

Find out more about the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation - HERE

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