Coffee wreaths and more

In the meantime, the donations of celebrities worldwide have raised billions of euros that are used to fight the coronavirus and the associated Covid-19 disease – including food for the needy, necessary protective masks or research into a vaccine. But some celebrities also support creative campaigns or help themselves at the front line.

The German rock legend Udo Lindenberg (73, “Special train to Pankow” ) auctioned off one of his works of art at “www.unitedcharity.de” – and thus earned EUR 35,100 on Monday evening, which will benefit Unicef. The non-profit organization will use it to advance refugee aid in Greece. Many other celebrity auctions have also taken place on the portal in the past. Schlagerqueen Helene Fischer (35, “Breathless through the night”) auctioned off meetings and concert tickets before the Corona crisis, Elyas M’Barek (37, “Fack ju Göhte”) invited to the premiere of the film “The Fall Collini”.

Joey Kelly (47, “Hysteria of the body: the course of my life”) recently raised more than 100,000 euros for a good cause together with RTL at its “24 h Kelly Corona Challenge”. The musician and extreme athlete performed 24 different sports in 24 hours – with support from the family and other celebrities, including “Let’s Dance” juror Motsi Mabuse (39). The Ulm-based company Liqui Moly agreed to donate one euro for every meter driven with a Kettcar around oil drums. The lubricant and engine oil manufacturer jumped 14,000 euros, managing director Ernst Prost put another 10,000 euros out of his private pocket. A total of 24,000 euros was raised .

The stars from the cult sitcom “Friends” fulfill the dream of a fan and five of his friends. They are giving away a visit to the set for the shooting of a special reunion episode on “AllInChallenge.com” . The group will include Jennifer Aniston (51, Rachel), Courteney Cox (55, Monica), Lisa Kudrow (56, Phoebe), Matt LeBlanc (52, Joey), Matthew Perry (50, Chandler) and David Schwimmer (53, Ross) not only watching while filming, but also holding a small coffee party with the “Friends” in the “Central Perk” series café. Unfortunately only fans from North America are allowed to participate. Due to the current situation, it is still open when the whole thing can take place.

Chris Pratt (40, “Jurassic World”), Amy Poehler (48, “Sisters”), Nick Offerman (49, “Devs”) and other stars from “Parks and Recreation” are also returning for a special donation episode of the actually completed Sitcom back. The episode is scheduled to air on April 30, according to a USA Today report . The proceeds will go to the non-profit organization Feeding America, which can be compared to the bars in German cities, for example, and operates food banks and soup kitchens in the United States.

The traditional auction house Sotheby’s is auctioning private meetings with numerous other celebrities and politicians, who will take part in a video call due to the Corona crisis. Politically interested people can have a coffee with Hillary Clinton (72) and Madeleine Albright (82), film fans can get drama lessons from Sir Patrick Stewart (79, “Star Trek: Picard”) and amateur musicians can do the strokes (“Reptilia”) question or record a song with police singer Sting (68, “Brand New Day”).

Other celebrities – and also royals – support the efforts against Corona even more directly. For example, the British Daily Mail recently reported that Countess Sophie von Wessex (55) is preparing meals for hospital staff. Once a week she helps without much fuss with the preparation, with the cooking and also with the cleaning.

Princess Sofia of Sweden (35) is now helping out as a nurse in a Stockholm clinic. She was trained in a three-day training course. As the magazine “Svensk Damtidning” reported and also published the first pictures, the 35-year-old did not come into contact with Corona patients during her work. Among other things, they disinfect beds and help with cleaning and in the kitchen.

Hollywood star Tom Hanks (63) and his wife Rita Wilson (63), who had contracted Covid-19 themselves, are taking a different path, but are now considered recovered. Speaking to National Public Radio (NPR), the actor said they want to donate their own blood for research on a possible vaccine.

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