Good afternoon. The band have announced today that they will endorse search-and-rescue charity MOAS as long-term patrons in aid of its humanitarian work with migrants and refugees. The announcement was made with an accompanying fundraising film, which you can watch below.
The film, entitled ‘Rescue Humanity’, features Chris singing an a capella version of Don’t Panic over real footage from a recent MOAS rescue that was filmed by artist Adam Broomberg during his time on board. The film aims to give the viewer an immersive experience of a rescue and show the fear, hope and anguish experienced by the refugees and migrants MOAS rescue.
“Every year, MOAS rescue thousands of people who risk death at sea while searching for a better life. But for an accident of geography, those people could be us and we could be them. For this reason, we’re proud to support MOAS’ life-saving work”, said Chris.
To date, MOAS has saved the lives of over 33,000 people in the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas. They are currently preparing for their 2017 mission, while continuing to advocate for the creation of safe and legal routes for people desperately seeking safety.
For more information on MOAS’ incredible work and to see how you can help, head to their website.