Rod Stewart helps raise over R30m for children’s charities

Rod Stewart helps raise over R30m for children’s charities

The singer has supported many charities over the years. This year he has managed to help raise over 30-million for several children's charities. 

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Rod Stewart is passionate about helping the less fortunate. Over the past years, he has been involved in several charity events. 

His latest work involves raising over £1.7m (approximately R30-million) for several children’s charities. 

The singer shared the news on his Instagram page on Sunday, 18 June. 

"What a fantastic day at Chris’s last ever Dine & Disco. Over £1.7m raised for children’s charity’s - incredible stuff," he wrote on Instagram. 

The legend told Chris Evans Breakfast Show that when he received his knighthood - a title that is given to a man by a British king or queen for his achievements or his service to his country - he decided that he was going to use his new title to help those in need. 

“When I got my knighthood, I thought ‘I've got to live up to this'. I want to help and do things. The music is one thing, and the legacy and everything, but I really want to help.” 

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Some of the charities that will benefit from the Dine & Disco event include: Children in Need, The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, My Black Dog, Rainbow Trust, Starlight, Teenage Cancer Trust, Young Epilepsy and Children with Cancer UK. 

See what went down at the event in the videos below. 

The singer also revealed that he will be switching genres. Although he is a Rock 'n Roll legend, he will now be focusing on a new genre - swing.

This was revealed in an interview on BBC.  “I’m not retiring,” he told BBC.

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He added that he has worked on new material with Jools Holland.  “I’ve just done a swing album with Jools Holland," he revealed.

The album will be coming out in 2024.  "I want to go in that direction. I just want to leave all the rock ‘n’ roll stuff behind — for a while, maybe.”

See the interview below. 

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