American Idol: Adam Lambert asks for charity donations for his 30th birthday

Big hearted Adam Lambert has once again used his birthday, as a chance to do some good in the world and support a charitable cause.

The former American Idol contestant turned thirty yesterday and in a message to his fans, took to his Twitter page to tell his followers that he wanted their help to ‘change the world.’

As well as refraining from sending him gifts, the extrovert singer asked that his fans ask their friends not to buy gifts for their birthdays but instead ask that their nearest and dearest donate the money they would have spent to charity.

Last year for his 29th birthday, Adam raised more than $300,000 for charity: water. According to the charity, that amount broke the record for most donations in a single day, and crashed their servers. This year, as an ambassador for the organisation, he wrote:

“It means that when people ask you what you want for your birthday, you tell them that you’d like clean water, and ask them to donate money, 100% of which will directly fund water projects.”

He added:

“Wait until you see how amazing it feels, and together, I bet we can raise over a million dollars, which will bring thousands of more people clean water.”

Since his time on Idol, Adam has regularly used his fame to support good causes. In 2009 he backed DonorsChoose.org, an online education charity that allows the public to directly donate to school projects and later that year Lambert also contributed to the MusiCares charity when he and The Pennyroyal Studio collaborated the design of an Eye of Horus pendant.

In 2010 March, he released a remix version of his song “Aftermath” with a portion of the proceeds going to support The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBT youth.

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