Metallica donates hundreds of thousands to hospice foundation

James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo better known as the trash metal legend “Metallica” have performed a charitable deed donating to the Warsaw Child Hospice Foundation (WHD).

The band donated over PLN 222,740 (EUR 50,910) to the WHD ahead of its Wednesday show at Warsaw National Stadium.

“We are cordially grateful for showing concern for the needs of the permanently ill children that we are looking after, we are thankful for the [band’s] help. We are honoured that world-wide acclaimed artists showed interest in our work and picked the WHD out of all the non-profit organisations working in Poland,” wrote the WHD.

The donation was received by the WHD’s Wojciech Marciniak, Elżbieta Tokarska and Marta Januszaniec.

Metallica performed at Warsaw National Stadium on Wednesday as part of their WorldWired Tour 2019, surprising the audience with a song by the legendary pioneer of Polish rock Czesław Niemen.

The show at Warsaw’s National Stadium is by no means Metallica's first, nor the second in Poland, with the first-ever performance having taken place in the “Spodek” (“Saucer”) arena in the southern city of Katowice on February 10 and 11, 1987.