Monica Bellucci, Jean Dujardin, Zinédine Zidane amongst 350 celebrities to band together for coronavirus charity ‘sing-a-long'
A raft of singers, actors, journalists, television hosts, athletes -- comprising more than 300 celebrities in total -- have joined together in song to raise funds for the Fondation des Hôpitaux de Paris / Hôpitaux de France -- in a bid to garner more financial support for doctors, aid and healthcare workers at those hospitals fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
The coronavirus disease -- which has so far claimed more 10,000 lives across France, with over 100,000 reported cases there -- has hit the country hard, where a lock-down has so-far failed to slow the spread, and where the infection rate is still currently rising, despite several stringent ‘lock-down' measures recently implemented by the French government.
The tune, titled "And Tomorrow" -- "Et Demain ?" in French -- unveiled on Tuesday evening on television, brings together stars from Jean-Louis Aubert to Zinédine Zidane, Monica Bellucci, Nicolas Canteloup and Jean Dujardin; as well as the likes of Kev Adams, Richard Anconina, Arthur, Marc-Olivier Fogiel, The Avener, Fabien Barthez, Benjamin Biolay, Black M, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Omar Sy, and Lilian Thuram - with a total of comprising 350 celebrities joining together (online) for the cause.
The generous token by the famous participants -- who gathered at a distance to compile the melody, via a gigantic mosaic of videos string together as one - will further be distributed internationally on social media, and aim to rustle up online donations from viewers and listeners, with funds to be collected via the Facebook page of the "Et Demain" collective: https://www.facebook.com/EtDemainLeCollectif/
Commenting on the charitable project in a statement earlier today, the Fondation des Hôpitaux de Paris-Hôpitaux de France, *wrote via a press release (*loosely translated from French):
"In this very difficult period of questioning and solidarity (...), this approach aims to collect funds from each of us in order to support and help all these anonymous people who work every minute and tirelessly to allow us to hope for another ... tomorrow. More than ever, stay with us and think of them!"