Connie Talbot Returns To Korea And Donates To Sewol Ferry Incident
By Diana Shin | April 25, 2014 11:05 AM EDT
U.K singer Connie Talbot returned to Korea for the first time in 6 years.
Talbot first appeared on an audition program and gained worldwide popularity soon afterwards.
On April 23, Talbot held her first successful concert in Korea.
During the press conference before the concert, she stated that she knew Korea was going through a hard time and that she hoped everyone would be able to heal through her music.
Even before the press conference, young Talbot tweeted, "I'm leaving for Korea tomorrow such a sad time to visit. Profits from the concerts will be given towards the ferry accident."
Connie Talbot is one of many stars to donate and offer their condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones and are still waiting for the return of their family members.
Chosun reported that actor Song Seung-hun's management agency announced that he will be donating W100 million to the families.
The money will also be used to support the efforts to finding the missing passengers.
Actor On Joo-wan also donated W10 million to the Salvation Army to help rescue efforts associated with the disaster.
One of Korea's favorite actors Cha Seung-won also donated W100 million to the families of the missing people through the Community Chest of Korea.
Korea Times has reported that atheletes also made sure to pitch in.
Golfer Choi Kyung-joo, who plays on the PGA Tour donated W100 million to Danwon High School, which many of the victims on the Sewol attended.
Kim Tae-kyun and Jung Geun-woo of the Hanhaw Eagles each donated W50 million and W10 million to show their support.
Starting pitcher of the Los Angeles Dodgers Rhy Hyun Jin donated W10 million to the victims and their families as well.
The search for the missing passengers continues as the death toll has risen considerably.
The confirmed number of deaths is now 171 people as 131 passengers still remain missing, reports Yonhapnews.
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