Andrew Ridgeley's devotion to charity

Andrew Ridgeley's devotion to charity

This is how Andrew Ridgeley has been using his influence to change the lives of the less privileged in society. 

Andrew Ridgeley
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On  26 January 1963, the great Andrew Ridgeley was born. 

The singer, who is popularly known for producing hits alongside iconic pop legend George Michael, turns 60 on Thursday. 

The two of them formed the band called, Wham. 

In December, the band announced that their 1986 hit, 'Last Christmas', was topping the charts again - more than three decades later. 

"We’re delighted that ‘Last Christmas’ by WHAM! has hit Number 1 on the Official UK Charts for the second time within a month! Thank you all, what a wonderful way to end the year. You wait thirty six years for a number one and then they come like buses!" the group wrote on Facebook. 

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The same year that the duo released the song, the musicians split and focused on their solo careers. 

Their last concert, 'The Final', took place at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, 28 June 1986, in front of thousands of people. 

Andrew went on to release his solo project, 'Son of Albert', in 1990. It featured popular songs such as 'Red Dress' and 'Shake'. 

However, the star has now put a pause on music and is concentrating on making a difference in the world. He is involved in charity work. 

Last year May, he was involved in a cycling charity event aimed at helping disadvantaged young people. . 

"I am currently away on the @dallagliorugbyworks Cycle Slam cycling just over 1000km from Almeria, Spain to Lisbon, Portugal all to raise money for excluded young people. You can follow my adventure through the mountains on my stories and find a link to donate and support my journey in my bio… Thanks for all the incredibly generous support so far, let’s keep it coming!" he wrote on Instagram

This was not the first time he took part in a cycling charity event. 

In 2018, he was involved in a 1,800km ride across Europe for charity, Dallaglio RugbyWorks.

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Andrew Ridgeley IG screenshot
Andrew Ridgeley/IG screenshot

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