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Tim Cook drops in on UK’s The Big Night In fundraiser


“The Big Night In” was raising funds for charity, and Tim Cook dropped by the help.
Tim Cook appeared on The Big Night In to announce a sizable donation from Apple to the cause.
Photo: BBC TV

Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared on Thursday’s The Big Night In event on BBC One in Great Britain. He announced his company is making a “significant donation” to this fundraiser, which is raising money for Comic Relief and BBC Children in Need.

Tim Cook helped make it The Big Night In

Just before Cook’s appearance on the show was a performance of the single “Times Like These” in which a lineup of artists reimagine the Foo Fighters’ classic. That includes Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins, along with  Coldplay, Dua Lipa, Yungblud and others.

Part of Apple’s donation to this cause is related to the song. “Tonight, I’m proud to announce that Apple will be waiving all royalties on the amazing single you just heard,” said the Apple CEO on the program in a 35-second appearance. “We’re also making a significant donation of our own to The Big Night In and helping our customers across the U.K. join in by contributing from their devices.”

Cook went on to say “We’re deeply inspired not only by the strength and good humor of the British people, but also your empathy for one another and the neighbors beyond your shores. From our Apple family to yours, thank you for your generosity and your courage. Stay safe and stay well.”

Donations to The Big Night In can be made on the BBC website. The version of the “Times Like These” single done on the program can be ordered on iTunes.