Louis Tomlinson, Ed Sheeran and Yungblud support Warchild’s Emergency Coronavirus Crowdfunder

Louis Tomlinson, Ed Sheeran and Yungblud are just some of the huge names supporting War Child’s Emergency Coronavirus Crowdfunder.

The six-week campaign aims to raise £300,000 to support children whose lives have been torn apart by war.

 Already living in some of the most dangerous places in the world, children now face a danger as deadly as the bombs and bullets they have survived. 

With schools shut and families pushed further into poverty by lockdown and recession, children living in conflict zones are more at risk than ever from child labour and recruitment into armed groups, as well as the life-threatening dangers of the virus.  

With the incredible support of high-profile names from across the creative industries, War Child has been able to raise millions of pounds to support their vital work over nearly three decades. In this time of crisis, the creative community has come together again to support War Child’s work by offering a unique range of exclusive items, experiences and designs available to ‘buy now’, through auctions and prize draws.

They include: brunch with Carey Mulligan and a screening of her new film, a Royal Tea Party with Helena Bonham-Carter and Vanessa Kirby – both have played Princess Margaret in The Crown, signed guitars from Marcus Mumford and Ed Sheeran, a private video call with Louis Tomlinson or Jamie Dornan, meet and greets with Ed Sheeran,  The 1975 or Duran Duran at a future show, a signed limited edition Flower Of Life lithograph from Coldplay, a limited edition print by Anthony Burrillthe chance to have a personal song written for you by Johnny Flynn and many, many more.

alt-JSigned Original alt-J Art PrintAn original A2 matte art print of one of Thom Green from alt-J’s digital art pieces, signed by the whole band.Buy
Anthony BurrillLimited Edition Anthony Burrill PrintLimited Edition Anthony Burrill “HOPE” 50x70cms print designed exclusively for War Child UK. Limited run of 100 prints only, printed on Context – a 100% recycled paper, with lettering scanned from vintage wood type. Signed and numbered by the artist.Buy
BastilleDrum Lesson with Woody from BastilleYour opportunity to have a drum lesson with Woody from Bastille over Zoom to learn the track of your choice and learn some new skills from the multi-platinum selling BRIT Award winning band’s drummer!Prize Draw
Bella FreudBella Freud Peace & Love T-ShirtGet your hands on this incredible Peace & Love t-shirt created especially for War Child by the wonderful Bella FreudBuy
Ben LovettLearn Piano With Ben LovettA 45 minute private piano lesson with Ben Lovett over Zoom – your chance to learn from the keyboard player and multi-instrumentalist of Mumford & SonsAuction
Carey MulliganCarey Mulligan Breakfast & ScreeningBreakfast for you and up to 5 friends with Carey Mulligan and a private screening of her new upcoming film!Auction
ColdplaySigned Coldplay LithographA limited edition Flower of Life lithograph (1m x 1m) from Coldplay’s ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ album artwork, signed by the band.Auction
Cressida JamiesonCressida Jamieson Embroidered T-shirtT-shirt with exclusive embroidered design by Cressida Jamieson. The design features the crocus flower which is primarily associated with the mirthfulness and glee associated with youth.Buy
Cressida JamiesonCressida Jamieson Embroidered JumperGrey sweatshirt with exclusive embroidered design by Cressida Jamieson. The design features the crocus flower which is primarily associated with the mirthfulness and glee associated with youth.Buy
Duran DuranMeet Duran Duran At Their Show In DublinMeet Duran Duran in Dublin at their concert at St Anne’s Park on Sunday 13th June 2021, with two tickets to watch the show!Auction
Ed SheeranGuitar Signed By Ed SheeranA W01 Sheeran by Lowden guitar signed by Ed with a message personalised to you!Auction
Ed SheeranMeet Ed SheeranThe incredible chance to meet Ed Sheeran backstage at a UK show of your choice on his next tour, along with two tickets to the gig!Auction
ElbowSigned Elbow LithographA limited edition cube art lithograph “The Best Of” A3 print from Elbow – signed by the whole band!Buy
Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke Signed GOT BookA copy of Fire & Blood, George R.R. Martin’s novel from the Game Of Thrones Series, signed by Daenerys Targaryen, Mother of Dragons, herself – Emilia Clarke!Buy
Emma FreudSigned Page Of Script From Love ActuallyAn iconic page of Richard Curtis’s own script of Love Actually – the scene with Andrew Lincoln holding up cards outside Keira Knightley’s house. The page is signed by him, and framed by his lovely script editor Emma Freud.Buy
Emma FreudSigned 35mm Film Cell From Love ActuallyFramed film cell featuring the final frame of film from the original 35mm reel of the truly iconic film Love Actually – signed by Richard Curtis and Emma FreudBuy
Emma StoneMeet Emma Stone At The Cruella PremiereYour chance to meet Emma Stone at the Cruella premiere in London, along with two tickets for you and a friend to attend!Auction
Jamie DornanVideo Call with Jamie DornanCelebrate your birthday in style with your very own, one-on-one video call with Jamie Dornan – star of The Fall!Auction
Jamie xxWatch Jamie xx Live from Side of StageYour last chance to get tickets to the sold out Primavera Sound Barcelona festival in 2021, courtesy of Jamie xx, along with the chance to watch his set from side of stage!Auction
Jess GlynneVIP Tickets to Isle of Wight FestivalTwo VIP Weekend Tickets to the legendary Isle of Wight Festival 2021, courtesy of Jess Glynne!Buy
Johnny FlynnA Personal Song Written By Johnny FlynnThe truly unique opportunity to have your very own personal song written for you by Johnny Flynn! You’ll have a Zoom call with Johnny for him to get to know a bit about you, then the acclaimed songwriter, musician, actor and soundtrack composer will go away to write a bespoke song solely for you.Auction
Jude LawCollector’s Wand Signed by Jude LawA hand-painted resin replica wand in collector’s box signed by Dumbledore himself, Jude Law, from his role in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, along with two vinyl figures in signed boxesBuy
Laura MarlingLaura Marling’s 1968 J-50 Gibson GuitarLaura’s very own 1968 Gibson J50 acoustic guitar with adjustable bridge. 1968 was the last year this guitar was made with rounded shoulders, and the only year with the rare Gibson logo on pickguard. A great sounding guitar used by Laura.Auction
Liam GallagherSee Liam Gallagher at a Special ShowTwo tickets to Liam Gallagher’s thank you to the NHS show at The O2 in May 2021 and a signed poster from his recent MTV unplugged showAuction
Louis TomlinsonZoom Call With Louis TomlinsonYour chance to meet acclaimed solo artist and one-time member of One Direction for a private Zoom call.Prize Draw
Marcus MumfordMarcus Mumford’s Signed GuitarA once in a lifetime chance to own a signed guitar from Marcus Mumford’s personal collection!Auction
Mark StrongMark Strong’s Wrap Gift ClothingClothing given as wrap gifts to Mark Strong after the filming of iconic films such as Shazam, Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes and Cruella, only ever given to cast and crew!Buy
MOFWar Child x MOF Canvas Shopper BagA specially designed 10oz natural large canvas shopper bag, with exclusive 3-colour illustrated “Love In The Time Of Corona” design by Zoe More O’Ferrall.Buy
Noel GallagherOasis Record Signed by the GallaghersOasis Be Here Now 12” Vinyl, signed by both Noel & Liam GallagherAuction
Oscar IsaacRare Vinyl Signed by Oscar IsaacRare 12″ vinyl copy of Another Day, Another Time – a never publicly available promo copy for the original soundtrack recording of the 2013 Coen Brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis. Released via Nonesuch, the vinyl will be signed by the stars of the film Oscar Isaac and Carey Mulligan, as well as the lead contributor to the soundtrack Marcus Mumford.Buy
RadioheadSigned Radiohead PrintsFramed square Radiohead print signed by the whole band, featuring art from the OK Computer and A Moon Shaped Pool eras.Buy
Rinsola BabajideSigned Liverpool F.C. Women ShirtA Liverpool F.C. Women Shirt, signed by the whole team, courtesy of winger Rinsola BabajideBuy
Ted DwaneA Year’s Supply of Ted Dwane’s HoneyA year supply of honey from Ted Dwane’s (Mumford and Sons) bees!Auction
The 1975Meet The 1975 + Handwritten Lyric SheetMeet The 1975 and watch the show of your choice on the next tour anywhere in the world! Plus, choose your favourite The 1975 song and Matty Healy will handwrite the lyrics especially for you to take home.Prize Draw
The Chemical Brothers4 Opening Night Tickets to Electronic4 tickets to attend the opening night of Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers on July 31st at the Design Museum in London.Buy
The CrownA Royal Tea Party with The MargaretsThe chance for you and a friend to have afternoon tea with Helena Bonham-Carter and Vanessa Kirby, both actors who played Queen Margaret in The Crown, at an exclusive London location!Auction
Tom OdellSigned Tom Odell Piano BookLearn the music of the incredibly talented Tom Odell with your very own piano book, signed by the man himselfBuy
Winston MarshallSigned Mumford & Sons Banjo and LessonGentlemen of the Road Goodtime Banjo made by Deering Banjos (including rare GOTR ’stopover’ banjo head) and signed by Mumford & Sons. The prize also includes a 45 minute private virtual banjo lesson with Winston MarshallAuction
YungbludYungblud’s First Tour MicrophoneThe SM58 Microphone used by Yungblud on his first headline tour in 2018 including shows across Europe, North America and AustraliaPrize Draw

With the donations made:

  • £10 could provide a child who has nothing, with toys including a teddy bear, puzzle, and football
  • £25 could provide a child living in a refugee camp who is unable to go to school with an at-home education pack
  • £28 could provide critical support to two children calling our helpline who have nobody else to turn to during lockdown
  • £35 could provide a family living in cramped conditions with lifesaving hygiene kits. They contain soap, hand sanitiser, masks and towels
  • £45 could provide a family of seven living in poverty with lifesaving food for a month including flour, rice and oil
  • £75 could provide three children living in a refugee camp who are unable to go to school with an education pack

War Child’s Emergency Coronavirus Crowdfunder runs until 1st September. To find out more, visit WarChildCrowdfunder.co.uk and follow @WarChildUK on Twitter and Instagram for further updates.

Written by Kelly McFarland

Likes to post in black and white on Instagram. Avid Tea drinker, preferably Yorkshire Tea or Lipton Iced Tea and lover of Pop Culture. Contact: kelly@celebmix.com