The Vamps’ James McVey Supports Centrepoint With Custom T-Shirt Design
The guitarist of British pop rock band The Vamps is supporting Centrepoint with his own t-shirt designs after seeing the devastation of homelessness around the world.
James McVey launched his creative wares on social media this week, creating a huge buzz among his thousands of fans. They’re on sale for two weeks only.
He wanted to show his support for Centrepoint’s work with 16-25 year olds after travelling the world and seeing the devastating impact of rough sleeping and homelessness – especially on vulnerable young people.
James said: ‘I have been extremely lucky to have travelled the world and continue to do so annually while touring. I have, however, sadly witnessed first-hand young people sleeping on the streets across the globe.
‘I believe that a great many of us, definitely myself included, frequently take for granted fundamental essentials in life - one of those being a warm and safe place to sleep at night.’
Centrepoint provides homeless young people in the UK with a warm, safe room – as well as the security and support they need to get into education or work, and leave homelessness behind for good.
Two custom designs are available online until August 21
The t-shirts, which are available for a short time on Teespring, feature two custom designs which share a message of love and acceptance.
James said: ‘The message of my campaign is to simply “spread love”, and to “love all, love everywhere”. I intend to promote the notion of acceptance, support and kindness, and I believe this message coincides with Centrepoint's ethos.
‘It's staggering that one in every 100 young people in the UK experience homelessness at some stage every year. I intend to do all I can to help combat this with this two week campaign, donating my proceeds to Centrepoint. Centrepoint is an amazing charity, helping 9,000 homeless young people each year.’
The t-shirts have already taken Twitter by storm, with thousands of Vamps fans logging in at midnight to make a purchase and show their support.
We’re so grateful to James and all his fans who have bought the t-shirt and shown their support of our vital work with homeless young people.