Massive Attack’s Robert del Naja launches unique artwork in support of War Child Gaza Appeal

Robert del Naja of Massive Attack, will be releasing a new limited edition print, ‘Help95’ with all proceeds to be donated to War Child’s Gaza Appeal. 

It continues over two decades of generous support from Massive Attack, the band having contributed an alternative version of ‘Karmacoma’ to the iconic ‘HELP’ album in 1995, donated all proceeds from the ‘Atlas Air’ EP in 2005 as well as donating an original artwork proof of ‘War Stories’ to War Child’s Crowdfunder last year as part of the organisation’s Coronavirus Appeal.

The ‘Help95’ archival pigment print will go on sale on Thursday 24th June. The image was originally used in the sleeve notes for the 1995 ‘HELP’ album and has been reworked for this unique fire-sale.

All proceeds from the sale will go directly to support children in Gaza. With the news of a ceasefire, War Child staff in Gaza can now rapidly scale-up their response providing essential supplies and urgent psychological first aid to the thousands of children who have lost everything. 

Children make up half of the population of Gaza, and the funds raised from the fire-sale will enable War Child to reach those of them who are in desperate need of help.

The image has also been used as the front cover of the ‘HELP EPs’, the first release by War Child Records, an independent label set up to use the power of music to change the lives of children affected by conflict. The record puts the original ‘HELP EP’ and ‘Come Together’ single released by Go! Discs in 1995 on a remastered 12” vinyl limited to 1000 units exclusively for Record Store Day.

Rich Clarke, Head of War Child Records said;

“Massive Attack have been generous supporters of War Child for over a quarter of a century now, they are incredibly passionate about the causes they choose to help and we are extremely grateful to benefit from their support.

The original image ‘Help95’ was donated by Rob to support the children and families caught in the Balkan Civil war in 1995 and resonates 25 years later with the desperate situation in Gaza. The money raised from the fire-sale will enable War Child to reach more children and give them the chance of a brighter future. We are extremely grateful to have Robert’s continued support to help us protect, educate and stand up for the rights of the children of Gaza.”

Robert del Naja

‘Help95’

The prints are signed limited edition, available from Thursday 24th June.

To purchase the print please visit: https://www.fire-sale.store

To support War Child’s Gaza Appeal please visit: https://gaza-emergency-appeal.raisely.com/

To purchase ‘HELP EPs’ find your local participating record store here: https://recordstoreday.co.uk/stores/ 

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