Conchords' Cure Kids shoots to No.1
Sat, 25 Aug 2012 7:36a.m.
A fundraising comedy event featuring a new Flight of the Conchords single has raised more than $1.3 million for medical research for children.
The Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids ended at midnight last night, raising $1.3 million and exceeding Cure Kids' expectations.
The Conchords wrote the song ‘Feel Inside (and Stuff Like That)’ especially for the event and it was sung by a cast of singing stars. The song and album went to number one on iTunes within 90 minutes.
Cure Kids chief executive Vicki Lee said she couldn't believe how generous New Zealanders were.
"We are really overwhelmed. Comedy for Cure Kids was a New Zealand first and the donations go significantly beyond our expectations," she said.
Every dollar would go towards medical research.
The event at Auckland's Q Theatre was hosted by 7 Days' stars Jeremy Corbett and Paul Ego and featured celebrities, politicians and sports stars including the All Blacks.
The Conchords' single is available on iTunes, with proceeds going to Cure Kids.
International visitors can purchase the song here
The Flight of the Conchords' interviews with the children and the full music video can be found here.
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6/10/2012 9:02:03 a.m.
Im not from Nz but i have to donate for such a worthy cause and what a brilliant song
26/08/2012 9:37:11 a.m.
Cushla Roughan wrote:
Hi 3 News
I am a Kiwi living in London, I have just watched the FOTC cure kids "Feel inside (and stuff like that) however I am not able to buy the single from the UK iTunes store, is there any way that I can buy it as I really want to support this amazing cause!
25/08/2012 9:37:14 a.m.
What a fantastic result. Loads of thanks from all parents to the organisers. Just awesome
25/08/2012 8:11:34 a.m.
Brendon Kovacs wrote:
Well done NZ for donating and to the organizers.
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