Gorillaz have designed a special military helmet to be auctioned off for the War Child charity.
The cartoon band’s effort is available to bid for now at ebay.co.uk. It is the only one of its kind in existence.
Gorillaz’ Russel said of the initiative, in conjunction with the movie ‘Jarhead’: “War Child do a fantastic job of helping the victims of conflict, providing the exact kind of long-term support that children in these areas so desperately need.
“But they do need funds in order to continue their work. So in an effort to raise money for the organisation I’ve drawn a dead duck on the side of one of these helmets.”
He added: “I think this reflects how I feel about war in general… So dig deep and this exclusive piece of customized memorabilia could be yours, and you’d be giving essential aid to War Child in the process.”
A verification certificate from the film company UIP will accompany the helmet to ensure to you that this is in fact a genuine auction.
Gorillaz have already worked with War Child – they contributed the track ‘Hong Kong’ to the charity’s acclaimed 2005 album ‘Help: A Day in the Life’, which has raised a substantial amount of money for the charity’s programmes in Iraq, Democratic Republic of Congo and Afghanistan.