BBC Announce Pledge To Match £10m Stormzy Donation Towards Black Youths
Author: Daniel Feliciano | Monday 13th July 2020
BBC Children in Need have announced a pledge to match Stormzy's £10million pledge towards the Black Lives Matter movement.
UK rapper Stormzy, real name Michael Omari, pledged last month to donate £10million over the next 10 years towards groups in the UK fighting racial inequality and justice reform.
Inspired by his pledge the BBC have announced on Monday morning that they will be matching the pledge and putting the money towards investing in young black talent, partnering with BBC Radio 1Xtra.
In a statement, Stormzy commented on the pledge announcing his pride and encouraging others to join.
"Further to making my pledge last month, I’m happy to hear that the BBC have also taken up my plea for others to pledge," he said. "I’m also pleased to know of their commitment to allow young black people to decide where the money will be spent and I believe this decision is an imperative factor in supporting and strengthening the young black community. We continue to urge others to join us in pledging.”
The BBC have also said that the UK's pop music stations will also be looking for opportunities to celebrate the huge amounts of talent coming through.
Today we’re pleased to announce we will be matching Stormzy’s £10M pledge with new funding to benefit young Black lives in the UK, in partnership with BBC @1Xtra— BBC Children in Need (@BBCCiN) July 13, 2020
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