As posted on Goldfrapp’s official website:
I’m excited to let you all know that I’m starting a campaign called “It’s a Strange Day” to raise funds towards fighting the impact of COVID-19 worldwide.
We’re going to donate all the profits from the sales of merchandise I designed for our 2020 sell-out Felt Mountain: The 20th Year Tour to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
Items for sale include a synthesized-felt tote bag with “It’s A Strange Day” lyrics from Utopia, and a pack of ten postcards featuring Felt Mountain imagery by artists including Simon Periton, Anna Fox and me in a hand stamped “no time to fuck” brown paper bag referencing Felt Mountain track Paper Bag.
As you all know, this year’s tour was postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19 whilst we were in rehearsals. It was heart-breaking at the time, but we are so lucky to be working towards the new dates next year. So now is the time for us to join together, recognizing people in all walks of life are suffering. The World Health Organization has combined forces with UNICEF to help treat victims, support frontline workers, limit spread of the virus, and develop vaccines working all around the world and so this way we can help a little bit with those key efforts.
To launch the campaign I’ve made a series of new images at home during this lockdown taken with wild spring flowers referencing the original Felt Mountain alpine theme.
The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund will direct your support to fund the following crucial work as part of the World Health Organization’s Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan:
Putting in place activities to track and understand the spread of the virus ensuring patients get the care they need buying and shipping essential supplies such as masks, gloves and protective wear for frontline workers producing evidence-based guidelines and advice, and making sure health workers and responders get the information and training to detect and treat affected patients producing guidance for the general public and for particular groups on measures to take to prevent the spread and prevent themselves and others accelerating efforts to develop vaccines, tests and treatments we have appreciated your support so much over the years and particularly recently as the tours were postponed. We hope you enjoy these goodies knowing you are helping to soften the awful impact of COVID-19.
Love to you all,
Posted by: TAWD on
May 26, 2020
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