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Will.i.am gives £500k to UK charity

2012-06-24 15:12
 
London - Will.i.am has donated £500 000 to The Prince's Trust charity.

The Voice  UK mentor announced that the large amount is almost all of his wages for taking part in the British talent show's first season.

He wrote on Twitter: "I gave the majority of the money I made on the voice to the @PrincesTrust to build a tech program to get the kids from east LDN up to speed."

The donation, announced in London on Thursday, will help deprived children get training and start up businesses.

The Black Eyed Peas frontman, 37, said that he gave the funds away to the British people because he has felt well-received in the country.

He said: "The people of the UK welcomed me into their homes every week and I wanted to give something back.

"I called my manager and said, 'What can I do with the money that I'm getting for The Voice ? I don't need it'. It's the least I could do - the show changed my life."

The music producer met up with Prince Charles who is the figurehead for the Trust at the press conference.

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