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Friday, February 3, 2017 10:02am ET by Newsdesk
Coldplay become patrons of refugee and migrant charity
British band Coldplay have become patrons of the Migrant Offshore Aid Station charity, MOAS.
The 'Fix You' hitmakers, who are known for their charity work with frontman Chris Martin recently confessing that he donates 10% of his earnings to charity every month, have now signed up to be long-term patrons of the organisation, which helps refugees and migrants fleeing war.
Martin said: "Every year, MOAS rescue thousands of people who risk death at sea while searching for a better life. But for an accident of geography, those people could be us and we could be them. For this reason, we’re proud to support MOAS’ life-saving work."
Underneath the video on YouTube is the following statement: "British band Coldplay have announced their endorsement for search-and-rescue charity MOAS as long-term patrons in aid of its humanitarian work with migrants and refugees. This film, entitled ‘Rescue Humanity’, features Chris Martin singing an a cappella version of Coldplay’s ‘Don't Panic’ over real footage from a recent MOAS rescue that was filmed by artist Adam Broomberg during his time on board. The fundraising film aims to give the viewer an immersive experience of a rescue and show the fear, hope and anguish experienced by the refugees and migrants MOAS rescue."
Watch the video here:
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