The Cure donates sales of Ukrainian charity t-shirts to benefit refugees

The Cure has shared details of a new charity group t-shirt that supports Ukraine amid Russia’s invasion of the country.

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Blue and yellow band logo t-shirts are now available to buy for £20 here. The tints reflect the colors of the Ukrainian flag.

All net proceeds will go to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), a United Nations agency mandated to assist and protect refugees. Purchases of crew neck and v-neck shirts also come with a free band badge.

The Cure’s decision to donate proceeds to help Ukraine’s cause comes as other acts have done the same in recent weeks. Massive Attack announced plans to sell new artwork to help victims of the conflict, while Bob Geldof, Chrissie Hynde and others performed the ‘Night For Ukraine’ fundraising concert which took place last Wednesday (March 9).

The event was organized by the Ukrainian-born group Bloom Twins, which also performed at night. Talk to NME Recently, band member Anna Kuprienko said, “It’s important to strike for change. Now is the time to push for it. Post about it, go to protests and talk about it. People think it’s just a Ukrainian conflict, but don’t even know what will happen later.

“Nobody knows what will happen to Ukraine, nobody knows what will happen to all of Europe, nobody knows what will happen in a few days. People need to do something to stop this because if it goes any further it could be very bad for everyone.

Many music figures have condemned Russia and shared messages of solidarity with the people of Ukraine over the past few weeks.

Elton John said he was “sorry” at the “nightmare” facing civilians, while Miley Cyrus called for “an immediate end to this violence”. Yungblud, Foals and Young Thug are other artists who have spoken out.

Meanwhile, The Cure have exclusively revealed the title of their upcoming album to NME at the 2022 NME BandLab Awards earlier this month.

Elizabeth J. Harless