Cate Blanchett has grabbed herself a WELCOME tee in support of the West Welcome Wagon.
This week has been a whirlwind. I was able to share the Welcome t shirt with Cate Blanchett, madly organising to have it sent to her in London. She is in London currently promoting her new TV series - 'Stateless', which is a series centred around an Australian Detention centre.
As many of you would know, Cate is a Goodwill Ambassador to the UNHCR and is a passionate advocate for refugee and asylum seeker rights - from addressing the United Nations and World Economic Forums to visiting refugees camps across the world.
She has very kindly shared this photo with me and I am thrilled to share it with you. She is very supportive of the work West Welcome Wagon does and encourages others to grab a t shirt so that we might be able to raise more funds to donate to West Welcome Wagon. She loves the message is sends. I also feel it is brilliant to see someone as famous and well known as Cate Blanchett offer her support to a local West Melbourne not for profit and local artist, me.
Since day 1, High Tees has had a mandate to donate a $1 for every t shirt sold to supporting asylum seekers. Last year, I donated to the ASRC and campaigned with them with the Kids of Nauru t shirt. This year I have supported West Welcome Wagon. I designed the Welcome T shirt to embody the values of West Welcome Wagon - togetherness, community, kindness and generosity. It is meant to be a positive statement.
I want to support asylum seekers because I am furious at our current and previous governments actions towards people seeking refuge on our shores. I am angry and disheartened. So I feel compelled to do something. This is what I can do!
ALL OF THE PROFIT FROM THE SALE OF THE WELCOME T SHIRT GOES DIRECTLY TO WEST WELCOME WAGON.
So if you would like to support West Welcome Wagon and give something back this Christmas, buy something that feels good to buy, then get yourself a WELCOME Tee.
Below is also a video from West Welcome Wagon CEO, Candice McGregor.
Just to let you know, last orders for Christmas delivery is 11pm Sunday 8th December for a Welcome T shirt (other products are the 13th December). You are still able to order after the 8th, we just cannot guarantee it will arrive before Christmas.