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The rapper pays for two black students to go to Cambridge each year

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The British rap star stunned his fans this year after declaring he would be giving away £10million over ten years through his Merky Foundation to help members of under-represented communities.

His pledge was to "elevate, support and amplify the issues and the voices of the black community" as well as donate to causes "that are committed to fighting racial inequality, justice reform and black empowerment within the UK".

He pays for two black students to go to Cambridge each year and gave another half-a-million pounds in August towards grants for young people to take part in any kind of educational activity, as well as joining Black Lives Matter protests in London during the summer.

"He's a man of the people and I love how he doesn't seem to have forgotten his roots and where he's come from." - Ste Burke on Stormzy 

Stormzy often sings his fans' praises on social media. Earlier this year, Ste Burke came to the rapper's attention after he bought an expensive stolen bike for just £80, then tracked down its owner and returned it. Ste then tweeted a photo of the bike in a bid to find the rightful owner. After seeing his tweet, the grime artist replied with strong arm and heart emojis, saying: "Top man."

Speaking to HELLO!, Ste revealed: "I was buzzing with the message from him. I'm a big fan of his, always have been since he first came onto the scene, so to get that message was an extra special touch.

"He's a man of the people and I love how he doesn't seem to have forgotten his roots and where he's come from.

"I was supposed to meet him on his tour that Capital FM had organised but sadly due to coronavirus the tour was cancelled. Hopefully, I get to meet big mike on the next one. I'm really really looking forward to it."

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