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girl in red Designs One-of-A-Kind Rainbow Fender Electric Guitar to Raise Money for Kaleidoscope Trust

Victoria Wasylak • MMR GlobalSupplier Scene • July 22, 2020

Musician girl in red has teamed up with Fender to design a one-of-a-kind electric guitar that will be raffled off to benefit LGBTQ+ charity Kaleidoscope Trust.

The unique Player Series Telecaster guitar, painted by girl in red herself, is up for grabs right now via an online charity raffle page (closing at 11:59 p.m. on August 2) with 100 percent of the proceeds raised being donated directly to a non-profit charity, dedicated to upholding the human rights of the LGBTQ+ community internationally.

Speaking about the collaboration, girl in red said:  “As a privileged queer person, I feel it is important that I am as loud as possible. Music can create an incredible and safe space for those who need it the most and this feels like an authentic way I can help others in the community. My first electric guitar was a Fender and the rainbow flag is such an iconic and positive design that I hope everybody loves this guitar as much as I do. What’s better than raising money for an amazing cause and helping somebody to pursue their music dreams at the same time!?”

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, executive director of Kaleidoscope Trust said, “We are thrilled to have the support of both girl in red and Fender in raising funds for Kaleidoscope Trust. As a charity that works alongside grassroots activists internationally and who are combating the inequalities faced by LGBT+ people, the proceeds raised from the raffle will help Kaleidoscope Trust to continue carrying out the critical work that we do towards ensuring a free, safe and equal world for LGBT+ people everywhere. Our community is being affected disproportionately by the COVID-19 pandemic, so we are grateful for girl in red’s support – not only through the proceeds from the raffle – but also in having the opportunity to highlight and raise awareness of the work that we do to help fight discrimination against LGBT+ individuals around the world.”

The winner of the raffle will also receive three months of free online guitar tuition via Fender Play. The raffle is available for all to enter on Rally Up with a starting donation of only £5 for 10 entries or £10 for 30 entries. Each social share will also grant supporters five additional entries once a donation has been made.

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