War Child Announced as Official Record Store Day UK Charity
Record Store Day UK has announced War Child as the official charity for this year’s annual event which takes place on the 19th April. War Child works globally focusing on helping and preventing the most vulnerable children from having their lives torn apart in the cycle of conflict. Their amazing work supports and protects children living and working on the streets, exploited in the worst forms of child labour and child-survivors of kidnapping and sexual violence.
Record Store Day UK is proud to support this deserving cause and give some much needed aid to children who really need our help.
In conjunction with XFM, Record Store Day UK has produced a record to help raise money for the charity. John Kennedy’s X-Posure Sessions on Vinyl will be available at selected participating UK Record Store Day shops on 19th April and is limited to 1,000 copies.
Spencer Hickman, Record Store Day UK co-ordinator said “We are honoured to be supporting War Child by producing this amazing record. This special release does not carry a price tag, but we would encourage anyone who is lucky enough to get their hands on it to make a donation to War Child as a thank you to help them continue to make a difference.”
Jim Benner of War Child said “War Child are proud and excited to be the charity partner for Record Store Day UK which will enable us to carry out vital work with young people in war zones while also engaging music fans. XFM, Proper and DMS have made it possible for John Kennedy to compile a fantastic album which has all the hallmarks of becoming a collector’s item. We hope that fans will show their support for their local independent record shop and War Child by making a donation on the day.”
Esther Tewkesbury, General Manager of PMD said “Proper Music Distribution have always had an affinity with independent music and retail and this year we are glad to be working alongside Record Store Day, DMS and XFM in support of War Child. We will be encouraging shops from all over the UK to raise money and awareness for this admirable charity.”