Celebrities create Spotify playlist in support of British Red Cross' Miles for Refugees event
We've teamed up with some of the nation’s most loved celebrities, including Lorraine Kelly, Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond and actors Joe Locke, Jason Isaacs, Emilia Fox, Alex Lawther and Ralf Little, in support of refugees.
Last updated 20 May 2021
The playlist is designed to inspire the public to take part in our annual Miles for Refugees event, which raises money to keep critical services running in the UK and overseas.
ITV’s Alison Hammond chooses to turn up the volume and get moving to Black Eyed Peas Let’s get it started! While TV and Radio host Gaby Roslin opts for the same group and Pump it! while doing home HIIT work outs.
Morning TV legend Lorraine Kelly has J Lo fans covered, with On the Floor featuring Pitbull, her go-to track during Zumba with Radio 2 DJ, Jo Whiley turning up the tempo on her morning run to Titanium by Sia.
While Death in Paradise star, Ralf Little, continues setting the pace with David Bowie’s Ashes to Ashes and JLS singer and British Red Cross ambassador JB Gill hits the road and cycles to Stronger by Kanye West and Daft Punk.
Dermot O’Leary has submitted his go-to track and hopes his playlist pick will inspire others to get involved: "There’s a great song by one of my favourite bands Editors called Escape the Nest really gets me going, but I’m shattered at the end of it."
Taking place this June, Miles for Refugees participants can choose from one of six distances, each one representing journeys people are forced to take to reach safety such as 108 miles from Ukraine to Poland or 22 miles across the English channel.
Second time running for Jess Baglow
Gentleman Jack’s Jessica Baglow, is taking part in Miles for Refugees next month and says
“I felt, as I’m sure most people do, pretty helpless when watching the suffering of refugees on the news from a safe distance.
Taking part in Miles for Refugees last year was one of the most rewarding thing I've done. By showing up and running every day, I rased over £1,500 for refugees - while improving my fitness.
“This June, I am more than doubling my distance to 160 miles and hope to meet (or even double) my fundraising amount.
The track that inspires me to keep going is ‘Warriors’ by Too many Zooz. Let’s be warriors for each other and show up, raise money and awareness for refugees all over the world.”
Our playlist has something to get everyone moving. What inspires our other celebrities? Here’s our Miles for refugees Spotify soundtrack in full:
Money raised from the event will fund services which help to protect those who have lost their homes, support families who have been separated by conflict or climate change and provide a kind way to welcome refugees arriving in the UK.
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