U2 are teaming with the Legacy of Hope Foundation to help build a new children’s hospital in Africa
U2 are known for their charity work and philanthropy, and now, the famed rock ‘n’ rollers have announced their involvement with the Legacy of Hope Foundation. The foundation aims to see through on one of Nelson Mandela’s final ambitions: to build the fifth dedicated children’s hospital in Africa. The hospital, which will be called Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, will offer health care to children in Southern Africa, whether or not they can afford to pay the medical bills.
To show their dedication, each of the members of U2 autographed one of The Edge’s acoustic guitars for Legacy of Hope. “There’s no them there’s only us!” wrote Bono on the guitar.
“We are truly honored that U2 would show their support with this wonderful gesture,” said Eric Gast, CEO/Executive Producer of the Legacy of Hope Foundation, in an official statement. “I’m moved that Bono, in his current state, would have the resolve to help support Mr. Mandela’s dream of free and accessible healthcare for the children of Southern Africa.”
Gast is referring to Bono’s cycling accident last November. The singer is currently in rehab and getting ready for U2’s upcoming iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour. The tour, which is sold out, will set off May 14 in Vancouver, Canada.
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