Phil Collins donates $54,000 to AIDS foundation

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com October 30 2003 1:00 AM ET

Musician Phil Collins has donated about $54,000 in royalties earned from the use of his music to South Africa's Topsy Foundation, a community-based organization that cares for children affected by HIV/AIDS, AllAfrica.com reports. The Gallo Record Company, which represents Collins in South Africa, presented a check to the foundation this week that included all of the South African royalties for Collins's music earned by the musician during the past two years. "Phil Collins's music is immensely popular in South Africa, and we have every expectation that we will, together with the generosity of Phil Collins, continue to support the good cause of the Topsy Foundation," said Gallo CEO Charles Kuhn in a press statement.