Bonnie Tyler presented with the Harald Glööckler Angel Award – December 2009
Bonnie Tyler and actress Nastassja Kinski were presented with the first ever Harald Glööckler Angel Awards in Berlin as part of his annual Christmas party. The star couturier explained that he has created the award to personally thank women for making the world nicer and more beautiful. It is his intention to present this award every year to honour women who deserve a special mention due to their humanity and involvement in social causes. The Angel Awards came with a trophy and cash prizes of EUR 5,000.
“I feel incredibly honoured to receive this wonderful award”, exclaimed international rock singer Bonnie Tyler. “For me, Harald Glööckler is someone who for many years has been generously supporting the less fortunate among us and who particularly focuses on children in need. I greatly respect his involvement.”
Bonnie explained that she would be donating her prize money to three charities that work to help children and young people. One of these is the Welsh charity Peace Mala which is close to her heart and is based in her home town of Swansea in Wales. Peace Mala was started by Welsh school teacher Pam Evans in response to the racial and religious bullying of certain pupils in her school. The Peace Mala youth project for world peace works with schools and youth groups across Britain and also in countries beyond the UK.
After the 2009 International Awards for Youth, Bonnie Tyler indicated that some of the prize money from her Harald Glööckler Angel Award would be donated to help the work of Peace Mala.
“A total of £1265.26 arrived in the Peace Mala bank account on 27th January 2010. The Trustees of Peace Mala and I are absolutely thrilled with this. Bonnie’s continued generosity and loyal support of this important project means so much to us. Peace Mala works to educate everyone and empowers children who are bullied because of their perceived difference”, said Pam Evans, founder of the charity.