Myleene Klass has announced that she will be giving her entire winnings from I’m a Celebrity…South Africa to charity after she became the first ever winner of the ‘legends’ version of the ITV reality show.
I think we can all agree that it is a pretty great thing to do.
The 45-year-old shared a post in which she was pictured spending time with kids from across the world, writing about her decision and the great work that the charity does with kids from more than 100 countries worldwide.
The ex-Hear’Say member said: “I am proud to donate my [I’m a Celebrity…South Africa] prize money of £100,000.00 to [Save The Children UK].
She explained: “I’ve been an ambassador for 11 years, in which time I’ve travelled the globe helping STC.
“The things I have seen will stay with me forever.
“Children in the Philippines playing by the ships that have run aground from the Tsunami so they can be next to their parents that lay crushed beneath them.
“Dancing with children in refugee camps in Jordan as their parents weave me a chopping board made of plastic bags to say thank you for being there. (I still have it).
“Teaching rescued child brides in Tanzania the Solfa, Astronomy and Science as they study through the day, striving to become engineers and doctors to help their communities and at night, iron clothes and raise their own babies.
“Trying to share out food in Bangladesh to families as they make one small meal of broth and a bean stalk last 24 hours.
“Holding a mum in Nepal as she shows me where she thinks her baby is buried after they died of pneumonia and she couldn’t leave the hospital as she couldn’t pay the medical bill for 3 months, (it was £4)."
“Giving medical equipment to a midwife who solely delivered 2000 babies by the light of one torch that she holds in her teeth. When the batteries go, they just wait till they can afford and source another.
“Meeting a Doctor in The Democratic republic of Congo who delivers babies daily with one piece of thread that he uses to cut the umbilical cord.”
She continued: “I have taught children to read in the UK where poverty also greatly effects families and one of my favourites, I officially launched the first ever Xmas Jumper day over a decade ago.
“To see what it has grown to is amazing.
“I have visited so many countries, met so many people but the message I take back each and every time is that we are all the same.
“We all just want the best for our children and due to luck and circumstance of birth, it’s not always something a child gets.
“My girls have always helped me pack balloons, sweets, stickers, and nail polish for the children I go to.
“They themselves are now mini ambassadors.”
She concluded: “I’ve seen for myself, this money will go far.
“The mouse tails and rotten tofu were worth it.”
People have been quick to commend Klass’ choice, with fellow musician Sophie Ellis-Bextor writing: “Wow that’s brilliant. What a wonderful thing to do!”
Another person commented: “You are a truly amazing lady and an inspiration to others with your kind heart and compassion.
“Such a beautiful selfless act to donate the money to people less fortunate.
“Being human is the most important thing in this life.”
Save The Children commented: “Our #legend for the past 11 years.
“Thank you so much for what you’ve done and are going to do for children.
“This money is an incredible gift which will support so many families.”