In aid of cystinosis charity...
Frightened Rabbit

A charitable soul, Frightened Rabbit's Grant Hutchison recently decided to call in a few favours.

Aiming to raise money for cystinosis sufferers, the musician asked some well known friends to pen him a postcard.

Named Line Drawings, the results are due to be auctioned online, allowing fans to own a priceless piece of memorabilia. Those taking part include The National frontman Matt Berninger, Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody, Ben Gibbard, Aidan Moffat and more.

Here's a quote from Grant:

"Line Drawings was an idea I had a couple of years ago. As someone who doesn't write lyrics I've always been really interested in the process and how lyricists get to the final product of a song. I thought that asking songwriters to visualise their favourite lyrics might give an interesting insight in to how they formulate and develop their own words. I contacted a few of my favourite writers and the response was great. I chose to make a postcard set of these drawings to raise money for Cystinosis Foundation UK. The charity is very close to my heart as my niece Morven suffers from cystinosis. It is a very rare genetic condition which forces her to take a large amount of different medications daily. As it is so rare the funding is limited - almost all funds are raised through personal projects like this or event fundraisers. Check the website for more information or if you'd rather just make a donation the justgiving page is below. All the profits from Line Drawings cards go towards CFUK."

Here's the full list of contributors:

Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit)
Matt Berninger (The National)
Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol)
Craig Finn (The Hold Steady)
Ben Gibbard (Death Cab)
Alisa Xayalith (The Naked And Famous)
Aidan Moffat (Arab Strap)
Tracey Anne Campbell (Camera Obscura)

For more information please visit:
www.cystinosis.org.uk
www.justgiving.com/morvenspage

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