The Chris Martin-fronted rock band are showing their support to BBC Radio 2 DJ Jo Whiley who are tackling three triathlons to raise money for unfortunate people in the U.K. and around the world.
AceShowbiz –Coldplay are donating $12,600 (£10,000) to Britain’s Sport Relief charity for each of the three triathlons BBC Radio 2 DJ Jo Whiley has completed as part of a three day challenge.
Jo and her Radio 2 teammates Reverend Kate Bottley and Richie Anderson are tackling a triathlon each in Wales, Scotland, and England to raise money for the sporting charity push to help unfortunate people in the U.K. and around the world.
And on Friday, March 13, the final day of their #Dare2Tri challenge, Kate announced that the British band had made a hefty donation to their fundraiser.
“Thanks to @coldplay who will donate £10k for each triathlon that @jowhiley completes! So no doubt that £30k will be added to the total !! GO GO GO @richie_anderson @revkatebottley @BBCRadio2 #Dare2Tri,” she tweeted.
Kate Bottley praised Coldplay for the donation.
Jo’s team were also joined by some other rockers during the Scottish leg of their trip on Thursday, with Travis frontman Fran Healy and Biffy Clyro bassist James Johnston cycling with them in Glasgow.
The Sport Relief TV telethon airs on BBC One on Friday.
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