Pop veteran SIR Elton John has donated $18,000 (GBP10,000) to an appeal
aimed at alleviating the pain of families involved in the recent Russian
The generous YOUR SONG star and his partner David Furnish were horrified
by the tragic school siege in Beslan last week (ends03SEP04), in which 335
people - many of them children - lost their lives at the hands of Chechen
And John admits the tragedy left them so devastated, they immediately
leapt into action to help the victims' families in the aftermath of the killing
He says, "This is the most devastating and upsetting thing we have seen in
all our lives. We are very pleased to help in any way."
Rocker Ozzy Osbourne, Sir Paul McCartney and soccer ace David Beckham are
just a few of the stars who have written out cheques for the cause.