Following the huge news this week that they are to reunite for a U.K. stadium tour next year, the Spice Girls have revealed details of a new project which sees them use their long standing message of Girl Power to support an incredible cause.
In keeping with the bands spirit and ethos, Emma, Melanie C, Mel B and Geri announce the launch of their exclusive T-Shirt campaign #IWANNABEASPICEGIRL to raise funds and awareness for Power Up, a programme within Comic Relief’s Gender Justice pillar.
Having announced news of the campaign exclusively on The Jonathan Ross Show in London last night, the Spice Girls today said in a statement:
“Equality and the movement of people power has always been at the heart of the band. It is about equality for all, ’every boy and every girl’. We recently found out that charities focused on issues faced by women don’t get the funding that they desperately need, so launching a campaign to raise funds for these issues is incredibly important to us and an area we want to support.”
GIRL POWER: #IWANNABEASPICEGIRL
“Girl Power is a shared passion.” Liz Warner, Chief Executive of Comic Relief says.
“Right now, this movement for equality is uniting the world in the most spectacular way and this very generous gift is going to help us support even more organisations fighting for the rights of women and girls here in the UK. We are proud to be the ones to take this forward with the Spice Girls and look forward to seeing the difference we can make together.”
Research confirms that, although there has been progress, women and girls are still significantly more at risk of violence, earn less, have fewer options about the jobs they do, and are less likely to be making the big decisions about how our country works.
The #IWANNABEASPICEGIRL t-shirt is available to purchase globally now from www.represent.com/spicegirls, with 100% of the proceeds going towards supporting charities under Comic Relief’s Gender Justice initiative which champions equality for women and girls.
To learn more about Comic Relief’s Gender Justice programme, head to the Comic Relief website now.