How One Direction Helped Raise $450,000 to Help Those with Autism!

Many celebrities are known for their philanthropy work in today’s entertainment industry. The boy band sensation One Direction is a perfect example of that. In May of 2014, they hosted and playing in a celebrity charity soccer game at King Power Stadium in Leicester, England to raise awareness and funds for autism! Along with the members of One Direction (Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Timlinson) others to play alongside them included Olly Murs and Piers Morgan!

When all was said and done the soccer game raised over $450,000 (300,000 pounds) for autism charities including Irish Autism Action and UK Heart and Minds Challenge. You can learn more about the match here.

In the upcoming months I hope more celebrities will consider donating their time towards charitable causes that they are passionate about like One Direction have done here. It could make a huge difference for our communities!


Way to go One Direction!

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