Gwen Stefani donates $1 million to Japan

by Rebecca Cope

Gwen Stefani - LAMB, L.A.M.B, show, New York Fashion Week, front row, autumn/winter 2011, Marie Claire

Gwen Stefani is the latest charitable star to support the aid effort in Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami, donating a whopping $1 million. 

The 41-year-old singer made her generous donation to Save The Children’s Japan Earthquake-Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund.

Her support comes as no surprise considering her well-documented love of Japan. She told US Magazine: 'I've been inspired by Japan for many years and have a true love appreciation and respect for the Japanese people and their culture.

'The disaster in Japan is beyond heartbreaking and I want to do anything I can to help. I would never be able to make a gesture like this without the love and support of all the fans over all these years.'

She's also offering fans the chance to help. A charity auction is due to take place where lots on offer include the chance to meet Gwen herself, and the L.A.M.B designer will also be selling specially designed Harajuku Lovers T-shirts - with all of the proceeds going towards the Japanese relief effort.

Gwen is just the latest in a long list of celebs getting involved; Lady Gaga recently designed a bracelet which has raised over $250 000, while Sandra Bullock donated $1 million last week.

Visit the Save the Children website to donate: www.savethechildren.org

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