Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn and a bunch more musical stars have joined the ‘End The Silence’ campaign.
The campaign comes from Hope and Homes for Children, who are trying to find aid for 120,000 children in Ugandan and Rwandan orphanages. Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Mark Ronson, Emeli Sande and more have previously made exclusive videos on YouTube, and shared their most precious childhood songs and memories as part of the campaign.
Now, Hope and Homes for Children have shared more new videos. This time around, Ozzy Osbourne, Noel Gallagher, Duran Duran, Royal Blood, Hozier, Bastille, Rudimental, Anne- Marie, Damon Albarn, The Script and Bastille have all contributed to the campaign.
Hope and Homes for Children are seeking to raise £1.5 million by December 27, which is set to be matched pound-for-pound by the UK government.
Mark Waddington, CEO of Hope and Homes for Children, explained: “When a baby in an orphanage cries and nobody comes to comfort them, they learn not to cry.
“By internalising their pain, they suffer lifelong mental and physical damage. Deprived of love, life, and hope, these children grow up in silence. They never hear laughter or music. These children will never experience the love and protection only a family can offer.
“The idea of a childhood of silence and neglect in an orphanage – without love, family and music – is unacceptable. By joining the world’s top musicians in sharing your most precious childhood musical memory, you can help us to end the silence.”