Xperedon Fundraising Tools
Advertisment

ROBIN GIBB RIP: Charity legacy

21/05/2012 by Alan Cole in the UK

Bee Gees icon leaves legacy of music, love and passion for good causes

Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb, one of the most popular songwriters of the modern era has died, leaving a lasting memory of soulful music and also support for charitable causes...



The Gibb family announced Sunday: "with great sadness that Robin passed away today following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery."

The family have also asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time.

The singer, known for his trademark high-pitched vocal on songs such as Massachusetts, had undergone a number of health problems. He had been treated with chemotherapy to treat liver cancer and had undergone intestinal and colon surgery.

Earlier this year the star had been in a coma after contracting pneumonia.

The singer is best remembered for his work with his brothers in the Bee Gees, the soulful harmony group, whose amazingly successful career stretched from the mid-sixties until the present...

The Gibb brothers were born in the Isle of Man but grew up in Manchester, UK and then Brisbane, Australia...

The group were amongst the most successful recording artists of all time, selling hundreds of millions of albums.

As a songwriting team they enjoyed even greater success and were only surpassed in the UK by the Beatles in terms of their hit factory output. Their songs were hugely popular with fellow artists including Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, Dionne Warwick, Dolly Parton and many others, who all had huge chart hits with Gibb penned efforts.

Robin Gibb who's songwriting catalogue as part of the Bee Gees includes successes such as Chain Reaction and How Deep Is Your Love, also leaves a strong record of support for charities, especially in his later life...

His most recent recording was The Titanic Requiem album which featured a live premiere in London on April 10. The star regarded the classical pop piece as one of his greatest achievements...

Gibb, a gentle figure who developed a passionate commitment to his chosen charity causes, last performed on stage in February this year aiding injured British service-people at a charity concert at the London Palladium.

In 2011 he re-recorded the Bee Gees hit I've Gotta Get A Message To You, alongside military group The Soldiers, in aid of the Royal British Legion charity's Poppy Appeal.

Gibb had been involved in a number of charity singles over the years, including Grief Never Grows Old in 2005 in aid of the Asian tsunami disaster appeal, and also in 2009 the Comic Relief single Islands in the Stream.

The star was also a patron of the Rock The House charity, a non-profit that supports musicians from across the UK, raising awareness of the importance of intellectual property rights and copyright...

Gibb believed musicians deserve the opportunity to earn a living from their work, music making being such an important contribution to people 's cultural life and the economy.

Gibb was also a regular supporter of various other charities. He was president of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors & Composers (CISAC) plus ambassador for the Diana Award and the Outward Bound Trust.

The Diana Award, founded in 1999 by the Diana Memorial Committee, supports young people who make important contributions to their communities.

Gibb was especially praising of the Outward Bound Trust, an educational charity which he believed helps young people to fulfil their potential...

The charity offers safe, outdoor pursuits experiences to unleash confidence and skills learning...

Speaking of his role as the first ambassador of the charity he said: "As children, my brothers and I constantly challenged each other and drove each other on to new adventures and achievements.

"We discovered music together, teaching ourselves how to play our instruments and write our songs. Without knowing it at the time, we were immersed in the Outward Bound process of discovering our potential."

Gibb said he was enormously impressed by the charity and wanted to increase awareness of its work inspiring youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds to improve their prospects in life...

The star was 62-years-old when he passed away.


Charity News every weekday
Written and edited in London and Geneva All Xperedon news articles are original and are written by the Xperedon news team. The team is headed in the UK by Alan Cole, an experienced award-winning journalist and copywriter. Alan has previously worked in-house for UK publishers, Pearson Media (Financial Times) and Northcliffe Newspapers, among others, and is an accredited member of the National Union of Journalists, UK.

Send us your Charity News Got Something to Share? Send us your charity news articles

If you have some Charity / Philanthropy / Fundraising news you'd like to share with us, or an RSS feed that you would like us to include on www.giving-news.com, please email us your news articles here and we'll take care of the rest.

Follow us on Twitter
We tweet all Xperedon Charity News and retweet the "best of the rest" all day, every weekday

Join the conversation

Syrian crisis a shameful blot on world’s conscience, UN Official says, urging leaders to create political solution.

jordan-camp

31/07/2015

Over 200,000 GBP has been donated to a pioneering UK conservation project in memory of Cecil the lion.

Cecil the lion

31/07/2015

Stephen Hawking opens up 'make tech human' conversation on reddit as AI researchers and tech pioneers expand call for the prioritisation of AI safety.


31/07/2015

Charity research reveals the shocking extent to which many drivers use their phones and tablets to take selfies, make video calls and even watch videos while driving.

Traffic-flow

30/07/2015

Financial reporting scheme for CSR could fundamentally change the way corporations give to good causes, says business sustainability guru.

Jaipur

30/07/2015

A UK charity has launched a campaign to prevent life-threatening infections in babies: "Why guess...when you can test?"


29/07/2015

Saving the tiger is possible with the appropriately funded and managed partnership programmes.

Tiger-WWF

29/07/2015

International charity makes appeal for humanitarian aid as military conflict intensifies in Yemen.

Yemen food aid

29/07/2015

An NGO specialising in diving safety is testing an underwater drone that promises to reduce diver deaths.

Diver

28/07/2015

Non-profit takes action and raises awareness about annual whale slaughter in the Faroe Islands.

Whale slaughter

27/07/2015

One million USD innovation award seeks new approaches to reducing child deaths in developing countries.

Midwife

24/07/2015

Homeless charity welcomes report which highlights risks faced by homeless people when they are discharged from hospital.

Properties in London

24/07/2015

Food insecure farming households in the Central African Republic (CAR) are to receive vital support to help secure their livelihoods.

CAR

24/07/2015

Urgent action needed to arrest largely human-made climate change, say top UK scientific and academic organisations.

Cumbria

24/07/2015

Ice bucket charity challenge co-founders set to kick off fresh fundraising mayhem on July 31.


23/07/2015

An innovative research centre dedicated to childhood cancer is a step closer to reality following a £1.5 million foundation donation.

Foundation news.

22/07/2015

Subscribe to the Weekly Newsletter

Receive a weekly round up of News from Xperedon, delivered to your inbox.

   
 
 
   

The credit-card sized Raspberry Pi has scooped the Judges Special Tech4Good Award for 2015.

Keyboard

17/07/2015

The Big Lottery Fund is matching cash from the European Social Fund for projects across England that combat poverty and promote social inclusion.

Donations

24/06/2015

The Institute of International Education (IIE) has announced the launch of a program to save the lives and work of artists who face persecution in their home countries.

Philanthropy

01/06/2015

Millions of meals raised for US Feeding America foodbanks by education fraternities...

Food cans

20/05/2015

New Amplify challenge calls for ideas and innovations that could improve the delivery and quality of education for children and adults displaced by violent conflict.

jordan-camp

03/04/2015

Bright disadvantaged pupils get better A-levels when they read for pleasure, experience educational trips and regular homework, suggests new Sutton Trust research from Oxford University.

Social impact

30/03/2015

$3 million donation for science education centre and STEM teacher training as part of innovative non-profit partnership.

Philanthropy

07/01/2015

An independent school in the USA is celebrating after receiving an estate donation of $19 million from an anonymous benefactor.

Fishing for donors

30/12/2014

Urgent action needed to arrest largely human-made climate change, say top UK scientific and academic organisations.

Cumbria

24/07/2015

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has shared $15 million in grants with over 20 major environmental organisations around the globe.

Elephant-IFAW

17/07/2015

Green orgs and campaigners receive boost as Ban Ki-moon says combating climate change makes economic as well as environmental sense.

Wind farm

30/06/2015

Support and scale up ecological farming says environmental organisation.

English farmland

22/05/2015

100 UK voluntary organisations join forces to call for the protection of Europe’s natural environment.

Robin bird

14/05/2015

Goldman Environmental Prize honours recipients from Kenya, Myanmar, Scotland, Haiti, Canada, and Honduras.

Rock pool

22/04/2015

Pro renewable and environmental groups are celebrating new statistics showing the substantial growth of renewable energy in the UK.

Wind farm

26/03/2015

Europe’s biggest conservation charity launches billion pound plan to nurse natural environment back to health.

Nature

23/03/2015

Carers emotional resilience improved “significantly” after taking part in a volunteer mentoring project run by TimeBank, the national volunteering charity, and Carers UK.

TimeBank

19/03/2015

Craig Newmark has marked the 4th anniversary of his craigconnects initiative that has helped raise more than $7.5 million for charity.

Online giving

13/03/2015

A charity-backed online petition calling on Prince William to support a campaign to end dolphin drives at Taiji in Japan, has reached 100,000 signatures.

Dolphin campaigners

29/01/2015

US research into the annual Giving Tuesday fundraising event shows the charity initiative has taken off online.

Fishing-planet

28/01/2015

Following data showing a surge in online giving in the latter part of 2014, tech specialists are urging charities to make use of smart fundraising technology.

Online

30/12/2014

Charities could take advantage of increased donations online this Christmas by focusing on user-friendly websites and secure online donation processing, suggests a festive fundraising report.


17/12/2014

Free online education provider offers Internet course to help combat Ebola virus.


19/11/2014

Lottery funds awarded to charity to help digitally excluded people with sight or hearing impairments, to gain access to online skills and everyday technology.

RNIB logo

24/09/2014