Jazz FM and Malaria No More UK have agreed an official partnership to help save lives from malaria in Africa.
The digital station will help raise funds and awareness for Malaria No More UK until 2015, the year which marks the UN goal for near zero deaths by malaria.
The partnership will be officially launched today with an interview with Malaria No More co-founder Ray Chambers, now the UN Special Envoy for Malaria. Mr Chambers will be a guest on Jazz FM’s finance and business show Wilson’s World for broadcast at 6pm, to explain how business can play a vital role in making malaria no more.
Jazz presenters will even take to the skies in the Malaria No More UK skydive on 8th April, headed up by sax player Leo Green.
He'll be joined by Christian Bragg, Nick Pitts, Paul Ruiz, producer Chris Gilvear and Rebecca Ladbury.
Leo said: “We are hugely excited about this important and life-saving partnership and to be able to harness the power of our radio station and passion for jazz to help make malaria no more. I am really looking forward to the sky dive and know it will make such a difference – £5 will buy and deliver a life saving net to a family in Africa so please sponsor us and show your support!”
Richard Wheatly, Chief Executive, Jazz FM said: “It is a tragedy to know that malaria claims the life of a child in Africa every 30 seconds and it is within our power to stop this. Our partnership will enable lifelong and newly emerging jazz fans to help save lives by doing something they love and tuning into Jazz FM. I am immensely proud that we’re getting behind such an important and inspirational initiative. We want to look back in years to come and say we played our part in making malaria no more”