-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends
Kidzworld Logo

Celeb Causes - Sting

The former lead singer for The Police has kept busy since he went solo. Sting has been doing some acting, touring and even bought his own Yoga center in New York. He's had several hit songs as well, including Desert Rose. Sting, whose real name is Gordon Matthew Sumner, has also been doing his fair share of charity events.

In 1989, with the help of his wife and a Brazilian Indian chief, Sting helped start the Rainforest Foundation US (RF-US) to stop the destruction of the rainforests in Brazil. He's also helped raise awareness for the problems aboriginals deal with in the Amazon. Aboriginals have been fighting for rights in Brazil and to legally have their own territory. Right now they are trying to secure and control their natural resources.

Another charity Sting has helped raise money for is Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy. Nordoff is an institute that uses music as therapy for mentally challenged people. The institute doesn't receive any government funding so it relies completely on fundraising.

There is an endless list of concerts Sting has participated in that raised money for various charities. He's done Live Aid and Band Aid which raised money for victims of the famine in Ethiopia. The Live Aid concert lasted 16 hours with music from around the world and raised over $100 million. Sting also participated in SportsAid, which gives financial assistance to young athletes who need it.

Sting has also helped out the Elton John Aids Foundation and Amnesty International. Recently he was awarded for his work on human rights and the environment by the Arab American Institute Foundation. The Queen of Jordan gave the Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Award to him and told the crowd, "Sting's committed, dedicated and gentle humanity comes through so clearly in his music, in his activism and for those of us who are privileged to know him, in his everyday life."

If you're wondering where Sting got his nickname from here's the scoop. When he was with the band The Phoenix Jazzmen everyone but him had a nickname. One day Sting came to practice in a striped soccer sweater and the trombone player, Gordon Solomon, said that Sting looked like a bee. After that he was called Stinger and then eventually just Sting

Do you know any celebrities who give to charity we should profile?

Related Stories:

  • Fiction Plane CD Review
  • Hoobastank Biography
  • Oprah Winfrey Biography
  • More Celebrity Profiles!
  • 1 Comment

    Related Stories

    What's your fave sport?
    • Horseback riding.
    • Martial arts.
    • Whatever I'm most likely to win at.
    • Sports? I don't do sports.

    Entertainment In The Forums

    Zyro
    Zyro posted in TV Shows:
    whats your guy's favorite anime? Mine are Soul Eater, and Rokka-Braves of The Six Flowers
    reply 1 minute
    Inkweaver3
    Inkweaver3 posted in Celebs:
    "Pink_Cool_Girl wrote: GRACE DIDNT DESERVE TO Excuse me? Grace can sing really well, play the ukelele really well, and write her own songs, which are all really good. And she's only 12 years old. She is totally a million dollar find. Can you do any of those things? Anyway she's already won and words like these won't change that, or stop her from lighting the sky, because stars are dull compared to her. And I'm sure she's already dealt with haters and probably won't even read your post. Anyway my dad says that everyone who made it to the finals have futures ahead of them, and will earn millions of dollars and probably have shows in Vegas and everywhere else anyway. By the way, no, I don't only like her because she won. I was rooting for her from the first (well okay, maybe not first, but definitely second) act. We all have our fandoms to defend, and girl, what you said was harsh.
    reply about 11 hours
    _Black♥and♥White_
    Sean Paul c:
    reply 1 day
    Cool_Dude1
    Cool_Dude1 posted in Movies:
    Reply
    reply 1 day
    Cool_Dude1
    Cool_Dude1 posted in TV Shows:
    AFV Americans Funniest Home Videos
    reply 1 day