Elton John has $1 MILLION donation to his AIDS foundation matched

Elton John has $1 MILLION donation to his AIDS foundation ‘COVID emergency fund’ MATCHED by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey amid the ongoing pandemic

Elton John has had his $1 million donation to his AIDS foundation’s COVID emergency fund matched by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

The music icon, 73, pledged to donate to the cause due to the ‘overwhelming need in the communities’ they support. 

His sizeable donation was matched by Jack who is worth $4.7 billion and pledged to  ‘protect the most vulnerable people at risk living with HIV.’

Charity: Elton John has had his $1 million donation to his AIDS foundation’s COVID emergency fund matched by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

Elton took to twitter to make the announcement and shared a video recorded in his kitchen at home. 

He shared in the caption: ‘I’m so grateful to Jack for matching our $1 #COVID19 Emergency Fund. 

‘When I told Jack what we have heard from our frontline partners, about how overwhelming the need is in the communities that we support, he offered to help.’ 

The Tiny Dancer singer began the video: ‘Hi everybody I hope you’re staying safe. 

Doing good: His sizeable donation was matched by Jack who is worth $4.7 billion and pledged to ‘protect the most vulnerable people at risk living with HIV’

‘Recently my foundation launched a $1 million COVID emergency fund to support our frontline partners to respond to the pandemic and it’s effects on HIV prevention and care for the most marginalised communities. 

‘But the need is overwhelming. So I rang up a friend of mine to see if he can help us and I am so grateful to Jack Dorsey for stepping up and matching our $1 million donation.’ 

Jack then spoke on a separate video message from his home and said: ‘Hi everyone I spoke to David and Elton and they told me about the 37 million people around the world living with HIV and the damage COVID-19 has done to the huge gains made towards an end to the HIV epidemic.

Reaching out: Elton took to twitter to make the announcement and shared a video recorded in his kitchen at home

He said: ‘I’m so grateful to Jack for matching our $1 #COVID19 Emergency Fund. When I told Jack what we have heard from our frontline partners, about how overwhelming the need is in the communities that we support, he offered to help’

‘Our conversation inspired me to take further action. 

‘So I am pleased to join with the Elton John AIDS foundation to protect the most vulnerable people at risk living with HIV while COVID-19 is challenging health systems all over the world.

‘Visit ejaf.org to learn about their response. Stay safe and please be well.’ 

Jack shared: ‘Hi everyone I spoke to David and Elton and they told me about the 37 million people around the world living with HIV and the damage COVID-19 has done to the huge gains made towards an end to the HIV epidemic’

Meanwhile, Elton took to Instagram on Monday night to write about how happy he was to have been included in the BBC’s assassin show, Killing Eve. 

Sharing a picture of Jodie Comer’s Villanelle wearing oversized heart-shaped glasses, the 73-year-old wrote: ‘#KillingEve is such a groundbreaking series.

‘And I was thrilled to be included in this week’s episode. I think the glasses suit you @jodiemcomer!’

Jodie, 27, was delighted with the mention and wrote a shocked emoji and a heart underneath and shared it on her Stories with an exploding heart emoji.  

She also reposted a post from Elton’s Stories in which he had written: ‘I love this @jodiemcomer. You look fabulous.’

Jodie had written: ‘I can’t even act cool. I’m going to look at this whenever I’m sad.’

Flattered: Meanwhile, Elton took to Instagram on Monday night to write about how happy he was to have been included in the BBC’s assassin show, Killing Eve

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