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Stella McCartney launches drawing project to help War Child

The English designer joins forces with War Child UK for Draw Me To Safety charitable project

By Andrea Tim | Published: 12 Jun 2014

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Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Stella McCartney has always been a champion for the preservation of the environment; now she's also lending her creative hand to War Child with the aim of protecting vulnerable children living in conflict zones.

At the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict held at ExCel London, the designer launched Draw Me To Safety, a charitable effort that asks children all over the world between the ages of eight and fifteen to draw about what makes them feel safe.

"Children see the world with clarity and honesty. War Child UK and I are excited to share their insights through art that will raise awareness and encourage the world to do more to protect children from war," Stella said.

Some of the drawings will be used by Stella to create clothing items. All profits from the sale of the items will go to War Child.

"These are moving examples of how children who have lost so much see the world," said Angelina Jolie, who co-hosted the four-day summit with British Foreign Secretary William Hague. "I hope that this campaign will bring their world closer to us all."


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