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Coldplay in talks to save Kids Company treatment facility the Treehouse


By John McCarthy | Opinion editor

August 10, 2015 | 2 min read

UK band Coldplay has expressed intent to save a north London vulnerable childcare facility the Treehouse as a result of charity Kids Company's closure.

The charity which shuttered last week due to funding difficulties amid a sex abuse row will no longer be able to fund the development leaving it bereft of funds.

The band, fronted by singer Chris Martin, said it is “looking at options” to keep the Treehouse open as it provides “practical and emotional support for exceptionally vulnerable children, their families and young people”.

Phil Harvey, Coldplay manager, said an agreement is in the “very early stages”.

"We're incredibly proud of Treehouse's work with children in great need over the past six years. We're not going to give up on the centre without looking at all options for the future."

Coldplay reportedly donated over £10m to the charity and is keen to continue its work despite the closure.

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