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Gulf for Good Rocks Record for Children in Need

Date Posted: Mon, 27 Jul, 2020

Gulf for Good Rocks Record for Children in Need



UAE-based charity Gulf for Good will raise funds for children in need with the support of rock band, The Boxtones, who will release the official video for their new single “Humanity”, on Thursday 30th July 2020.

Anne Edmondson, Chairwoman of Gulf for Good, expressed her thanks to The Boxtones, adding: "As humanity faces one of the most challenging years of our times due to the pandemic, we have partnered to release this wonderful song to spread the message of solidarity and hope for a better future, which we are committed to through helping children in need.”

“We at Gulf for Good, believe every child has the right to a happy and sustainable life. We believe in education for all children, no matter of creed, colour or gender. This song is a representation of that commitment. We hope to welcome the support of people in the UAE, share awareness and help raise as much money for children in need around the world as we can."

The Boxtones, a multi-award-winning Scottish/Canadian rock pop band - are releasing the video, with official single release to follow, in support of an international campaign to raise funds for children all over the world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gary Tierney - vocalist, guitarist & songwriter of The Boxtones, said: "Humanity is a song about hope. We wrote the song before the pandemic of 2020 to spread our message of hopeful solidarity between people of different race, class and gender. We voiced our message through the children of Dubai, from all ethnicities and walks of life, in the music video we created to support the track.”

The Boxtones met with Gulf for Good officials when the pandemic broke out as they had noticed a lack of support for children affected by it, said Louise Peel - The Boxtones second vocalist. “It was an immediate fit, and we began the plan to release Humanity straight away,” she said. “We are confident that with Gulf for Good’s support and The Boxtones’ meaningful message, we will be able to help many children around the world get the help they need and access to education in these trying times.”

The “Humanity" music video is set for release on 30th July 2020 on YouTube.

This campaign is approved by the Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department license no 3133.

For more information, please visit www.gulf4good.org/humanity or call or WhatsApp Gulf for Good on +971 52 253 1909

Direct Contact:
Emma Taylor
+971 50 684 2998
emma@gulf4good.org

About Gulf for Good

Gulf for Good is a UK-registered charity and UAE-registered non-profit organisation, established in March 2001 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al Maktoum (Chairman of the Emirates Airline & Group), and has raised some US$3.9 million over the past 19 years for children in need worldwide.

Gulf for Good believes every child has the right to a happy and sustainable life. They empower people to change their own lives and the lives of children around the world through fundraising for sustainable projects in the developing world.

Gulf for Good offer life-changing adventure challenges and training; enrich communities and corporates to challenge themselves to take action; create opportunities to inspire people to help; and support sustainable charity projects for children.


About The Boxtones
The Boxtones are a multi-award winning Scottish & Canadian rock/pop band signed to record label giants Universal Music.
The Boxtones are a contemporary combination of popular rock music with Celtic songwriting sensibilities, blended with an alternative progressive sound and fierce pounding rhythms.

To date, The Boxtones have performed alongside Liam Gallagher, Stereophonics, Kaiser Chiefs, Bryan Adams, Travis, Pharrell Williams, The Who, Blur, Florence & The Machine, Enrique Iglesias, Lily Allen, Jason Derulo, Razorlight, Richard Ashcroft, The Charlatans, The Ting Tings and many more…

They are recipients of the prestigious 'Ahlan! Hot 100' title for their innovative entrepreneurship in the Middle East, dual winners of the annual Hype and Time Out Awards, and Rolling Stone Magazine’s 'Street to Stage' competition winners. Leading brands Vic Firth and Protection Racket also endorse the band.