November is essentially National Charity Month, with the BBC’s annual charitable jaunt, Children in Need, leading the charge towards making the world a better place. The charity’s Appeal Show is being broadcast tonight on BBC One, and, as ever, the great and good of the UK’s celebrity ranks (ok, mostly Radio One DJs) have been offering their services to raise money to help the plight of vulnerable children in the UK.
But what, you may ask yourself, are the world’s leading musicians doing to aid the fundraising effort? And no, we don’t mean Ellie Goulding, who’s performing her latest single on the Appeal Show, and no, not Selena Gomez, who’s, er, also performing her latest single tonight. And we certainly don’t mean Rod Stewart, who, surprise, surprise, is performing his new song later this evening. Oh no – none of this self-promoting lark. We want selfless, good deeds that have the simple aim of raising money for charity. Is that really too much to ask?
Well, thankfully, The Libertines are doing something honourable for Children in Need by raffling off 10 boxes of their specially-commissioned ‘Libertines Tea’. Yes, for a small donation of just £2, you can be in with a chance of owning a box of Libertines-endorsed tea that’s been lovingly made by Taylors of Harrogate, who make the world-famous Yorkshire Tea brew that you’re probably so fond of.
So what are you waiting for? Get yourself over to the Boys In The Band’s JustGiving page and join the already-300 or so donors – who have so far raised the excellent sum of £2,370 – by digging deep (£2 is the minimum donation) and helping out a very worthy cause. Winners will be drawn at random and announced later tonight, so there’s no time to lose.