War Child is marching to Australia for the first time.
The UK charity will present its inaugural Down Under Concert Series through a partnership with ARIA Week, the first of which features British alternative rock group The Wombats.
Founded in 1993 by filmmakers David Wilson and Bill Leeson, War Child adopts music and the arts to help children involved in the horrors of war.
The Australian premiere show, under the banner War Child Presents, will make The Wombats perform on November 27 at the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney with all the money raised for humanitarian causes.
War Child's fundraising model is unique. You can not buy a ticket to see The Wombats, you will need some luck. To get a chance to secure entry for two, make a $ 10 donation to the charity. If you win, you are in. If you do not, you have donated to a charity with a long track record to help young people in need.
War Child Australia's inaugural show, ARIA Week, has been around for months and has partnerships with Secret Sounds, Comes With Fries, Warner Music Australia and The ARIAs. His team is looking to build on the success of the War Child Presents shows in 2019 and, over time, create an annual portfolio of events to engage supporters to further raise awareness and support for their work.
"We can not reach so many children who need our support without the support of Australia," says Sheena Bourke, global manager of partnerships for War Child. UNCLE.
War Child's fundraising efforts support vulnerable children with counseling on trauma, music therapy, and education initiatives. Its mission: to rescue childhood and restore hope for a better future. Music is one of your powers of change.
In 1995, the charity brought together Paul McCartney, Oasis, Blur, Radiohead and the biggest names in British music to record and release the iconic Help album, and in recent years the organization has worked with the creator of pop and rock worlds including Coldplay, Biffy Clyro, Paul Weller, Florence + The Machine, Jamie xx, The Killers, Muse, Damon Albarn, Ed Sheeran and Kasabian.
The newly formed War Child Australia is part of the War Child international family and a partner of War Child U.K.