American musicians SIMON + GARFUNKEL have donated $1 million (GBP588,000) to charity the CHILDREN'S HEALTH FUND.

The BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER duo - who recently reunited earlier this year (03) - have made a two-part donation, where half the money will go to the fund's national network for poor and homeless children and the other half will go to a paediatric preparedness programme.

DR. Irwin Redlener, president of the fund, says, "Paul and Artie are American icons, and their actions today show that they are committed to improving the quality of life and opportunities for all of America's children."

24/12/2003 01:12