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World's biggest bands and artists unite to support Ukraine

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Lyrics will be used on merchandise

Music icons such as Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, and R.E.M are supporting Guiding Light’s #bravehood initiative to raise funds for Unicef’s emergency aid in Ukraine.

Through this campaign, they are helping children in need who have been tragically affected by the consequences of this war.

A small group of people at the non-profit organisation, that develops ethical and sustainable technology in Austria, asked international music stars to support the cause by giving permission to use some of their well-known lyrics in merchandise including t-shirts, hoodies and tote bags, with all proceeds going towards Unicef's Ukraine aid effort.

Some of the best-known icons of the music scene have donated lyrics from their most popular songs for the #bravehood campaign. These artists currently include Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, R.E.M., Nick Cave, Paul Simon, Garbage, Dolores O'Riordan from The Cranberries, Dido, Glen Hansard, Natalie Merchant and Wir sind Helden.

Christian Stiegler and Ramona Kandinger, the founders and directors of Guiding Light, said: "A handful of people at Guiding Light had the desire to help children in need. We are happy that world-class artists have joined our idea. Now we need the support of the media and fans to help this idea succeed."

All song lyrics come from the heart and are messages for hope, peace, unity and courage.

The lyric collection is available for purchase online at through the end of February.

The net proceeds will go to UNICEF Emergency Aid Ukraine, giving everyone the opportunity to send messages of courage to the world and help children in Ukraine at the same time.



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