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Manic Street Preachers give donation to BPA

on 01-02-2013 09:52

The BPA is delighted to have received a generous donation from popular British band the Manic Street Preachers.

The Manic Street Preachers song Design for Life (Stealth Sonic) was used by Paralympic partner Sainsbury’s in their advertisement during the Paralympic Games. The advert featured several ParalympicsGB athletes and David Beckham (pictured below) and showed the supermarket’s support for the British team.David Beckham featured alongside Paralympians in Sainsbury's Paralympic advert

As a result of its involvement in the advert, the band has kindly offered to donate some of the proceeds to the BPA.

“It is such a generous offer from the Manic Street Preachers to donate some of the funds from their song featured in Sainsbury’s Paralympic advert to the BPA and we are genuinely touched by it”, said Tim Hollingsworth, Chief Executive of the BPA.

“When we have a popular music band such as the Manic Street Preachers supporting the team like this, we know the team’s success has impacted on people we have never reached before. I’d like to thank the band sincerely for their involvement with ParalympicsGB, both in allowing their music to be used in a supportive advert and in this donation.

"I’d like to thank the band sincerely for their involvement with ParalympicsGB"Tim Hollingsworth

“As an organisation we rely heavily on fundraising and charitable donations, and as with other monies we receive this will go directly towards supporting the British team at the next winter and summer Paralympic Games.”

The donation raised from the sales will be split between Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy and the BPA.

 

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