I am very pleased to announce that after a six-week run and with the help of A-list supporters, the general public and the creative industry, War Child exceeded their original target of £300,000 by raising a staggering £500,000 in 6 weeks for children whose lives have been torn apart by war. Please find the full press release attached and below.
Highlights from War Child’s Emergency Coronavirus Crowdfunder include:
· £500,000 raised in six weeks to help children and families affected by war
· 87 high-profile figures spanning the arts and entertainment industries donated over 100 prizes or experiences
· Over 9,200 funders donated across the 6 weeks
· Over 16,000 entries to the £5 prize draws for a chance to win exclusive prizes or experiences
A total of 87 high profile donors contributed over 100 unique items, experiences and designs to the cause including: Carey Mulligan, Marcus Mumford, Vanessa Kirby, Louis Tomlinson, Jamie Dornan, Finn Wolfhard, Emma Stone, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Helena Bonham-Carter, The 1975, Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher, Radiohead, Emilia Clarke, Jude Law, Gillian Anderson, Jodie Whittaker, Anya Chalotra, Dave Bautista, Muse, Margot Robbie, Chris Evans, Bastille, Brian O’Driscoll, Craig David, Damien Hirst, Dolly Alderton, Erdem, Fee Greening, Florence Welch, IDLES, James Bay, Keane, Steve Bruce, Patrick Hughes, Portishead, Ralph & Russo, Rupert Grint, Sam Eastwood, Sports Interactive, Stella McCartney, Stephen Merchant, Suede, The Chemical Brothers, You Me Bum Bum Train, Bring Me The Horizon, Massive Attack, Paloma Faith, Brian Eno, alt-J, Anthony Burrill, Bella Freud, Ben Lovett, Cressida Jamieson, Duran Duran, Elbow, Emma Freud, Jamie xx, Jess Glynne, Anne-Marie, Johnny Flynn, Laura Marling, MOF, Oscar Isaac, Rinsola Babajide, Ted Dwane, Mark Strong, Emma Gannon, The Crown, Tom Odell, Winston Marshall, Ross Stirling, Yungblud, Hayley Atwell, Rebecca Ferguson, Ticketmaster, Vero and Gamer Network.