Yusuf has announced he has donated over $1 million AUD of the proceeds from his 2017 ‘A Cat’s Attic: Peace Train Tour’ to charity.
The money will be used to benefit a whole host of local and international causes.
Yusuf is hugely grateful to all those who came out to support him and is delighted to be able to give back some of the love that he received.
“I believe that concerts are positive opportunities to receive as well as to give back, making people happy is what I love to do.” – Yusuf
It is of great importance to Yusuf that a large portion of the money raised be used for local projects. Among the first to receive support will be drought-afflicted farmers through ‘Rural Aid Australia’, elderly citizens through the ‘Gallipoli Home Care Centre’, cancer sufferers through the ‘Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre’, with many more beneficiaries to be announced in the coming weeks.
As well as supporting these organisations, funds will also be channeled through Penny Appeal to launch a new initiative directed towards health, education and emergency relief that will bear the name of Yusuf’s timeless anthem of hope, ‘Peace Train’. Soon, a whole fleet of mini Peace Train buses and mobiles will speed out across the UK, South Africa, and Australia, as well as other regions across the globe, delivering hope and aide to some of the most vulnerable and in need.
“Yusuf has shown us over the years what a true humanitarian he is, we are honoured to be working alongside such an inspirational figure. Peace Train will help bring communities together, through compassion and love, spreading peace and putting others first.” – Aamer Naeem (Global CEO, Penny Appeal)
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