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Gaga’s Gift
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Performer Gives Money to Elton’s Foundation

Wednesday 10
October 2012 @ 16:09
– GMT

Lady Gaga has handed the cash she received as part of the LennonOno Grant For Peace award to the EJAF.

The young woman jetted to Iceland on Tuesday to be presented with the honour by John Lennon‘s widow, Yoko Ono, at the Imagine Peace Tower in Reykjavik, which was erected in memory of the former Beatle in 2007.

After receiving the prize, which comes with a £31,250 cash sum to help a good cause, Gaga announced she would be donating the money to the Rocket Man’s charity to help those living with AIDS.

She says, “I will be donating this grant to the Elton John AIDS Foundation and I will be working closely with them to ensure that the money goes specifically to those orphans and disadvantaged youth in America born with HIV or AIDS.”

Other recipients of this year’s grants include the three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, who were jailed for two years after performing a protest song against President Vladimir Putin in a Moscow church.