12 August 2016
The iconic vocalist Robert Plant has signed eight limited edition records of The Long Road to raise funds for the British Red Cross.
The limited edition red vinyls were added to the auction site eBay on Thursday 4 August for members of the public to bid on. Proceeds raised from the sale will go towards supporting our work with refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.The bidding ends on Sunday 14 August.
To bid on a signed copy ofThe Long Road visit our eBay shop.
The Long Road, a ground-breaking concept record created with world renowned artists including Robert Plant, Grammy Award-winning group Tinariwen and Kindness, was released earlier this year.
'An international catastrophe'
Robert Plant recorded a version of Elbow track’s ‘The Blanket Of Night’, which tells the tale of refugees attempting a treacherous journey to attain asylum in Europe.
He said: “We have a worldwide international catastrophe - talking about it is one thing, doing something about it is another. The position we are in, it’s paramount we all do our best one way or another to help.”
The artists were moved to create the album by the personal stories and numbers of those displaced by violence and conflict around the world, which has now reached more than 65 million people. The record reflects the real-life experiences of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and across the world.
The British Red Cross is the biggest service provider to refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, working in 60 towns and cities across the UK.