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Record Store Day UK and War Child partnership raises over £120k to support children whose lives have been torn apart by war


War Child UK were honoured to be the official charity partner of Record Store Day UK once again in 2024, raising an incredible £42k for children affected by conflict. This brings the total money raised to an incredible £120k across the five years of partnership.

This has been achieved with the amazing support of indie record stores and record labels coming together under the Record Store Day umbrella to support the children whose lives have tragically been torn apart by war – a cause which is arguably more important than ever before.  

Across the RSD campaign, a series of special releases have been created from the likes of The Cure, the 1975, Celeste, Patti Smith, Blur and many, many more, with £1 from every unit sold being donated to War Child.

On top of this, each year Rega Research generously donate Planar 3 turntables which are signed by artists and raffled from War Child’s crowdfunding site. This year, turntables were signed by Kate Bush, Blur and Young Fathers, with Robert Plant, Foals and Kae Tempest among those who have taken part in previous years, raising tens of thousands of pounds.

Finally, in 2024 RSD also teamed up with another official partner Studio by Miraval to deliver a pop-up record store. Fans could enjoy a glass of Studio by Miraval Rose and get a mystery vinyl for just £5. All proceeds were donated to War Child and CALM.

All proceeds raised will help War Child to protect, educate and stand up for the rights of children affected by conflict all over the world.

Head of War Child Records Richard Clarke said: “We are so proud of our partnership with Record Store Day, we feel very much part of the fabric of a fantastic celebration of the record shop. The team put so much love, care and attention to embed War Child in RSD and raise as much as possible for children whose lives have been torn apart by war. It’s been such a pleasure to work together for the last five years and see the partnership grow and grow. To have exceeded £120k raised for some of the most vulnerable children and families affected by conflict is a really incredible and special thing.”

Megan Page, Head of PR, Marketing & Promotions at ERA and Coordinator of Record Store Day UK, said, “It is a real honour to be able to partner with War Child and raise money for such an important cause at such a significant time. The values and ethos that underpin War Child have made this one of the most rewarding and fulfilling partnerships we could have ever dreamed of working on and to be able to make difference under the RSD umbrella is huge privilege. We look forward to continuing the campaign activity in the years to come!”

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