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The joint project between Sauber driver Kamui Kobayashi and the rock band Linkin Park has been very successful.

US$19 000 (ZAR153,000) have been raised for the one-off helmet with which Kobayashi raced at the finale of the 2011 Formula One Championship in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The proceeds from the online auction will go towards Japanese aid through the internationally-renowned charity organisation “Music for Relief“, initiated by Linkin Park.

The idea was sparked by an encounter Kobayashi had with the band in September in Singapore. Joe Hahn, producer and band member of Linkin Park, personally designed the unique helmet.

Since 2005, “Music for Relief” has raised more than five million US dollars for disaster victims and environmental projects. Of this, $700 000 alone have been donated to Japan to help it deal with the consequences of the earthquake and tsunami disasters that struck on 11th March 2011.

Founded by two-time Grammy winning rock band Linkin Park, Music for Relief is a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing aid to victims of natural disasters and the prevention of such disasters. Since its inception in 2005, Music for Relief has raised over US$5 million for victims of multiple disasters across four continents including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, hurricane Katrina, China’s Wenchuan earthquake, a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe, the 2010 Haiti earthquake and the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Music for Relief also supports environmental programs as a means of disaster risk mitigation including the planting of over 955 000 trees to help reduce global warming. The organisation was recently recognised by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon for the Download to Donate program to raise funds and awareness in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake.

-Sauber-


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