Organisers of the Brit Awards are donating $950,000 (GBP500,000) to children affected by the south east Asian tsunami.

All the proceeds from this year's (05) bash will go to charity - but organisers THE BRIT TRUST and the BRITISH PHONOGRAPHIC INDUSTRY want to give special help to victims of the 26 December (04) disaster.

JOHN CRAIG, chairman of the Brit Trust, says, "The first GBP500,000 from this year's Brit Awards will take education and music to those countries hit hardest by the killer wave."

Fellow organiser PETER JAMIESON - chairman of the British Phonographic Trust - adds, "This give us the unique opportunity to make a real difference to children affected by the recent horrors."

11/01/2005 14:16