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Press release: Beggars Group CEO To Swim Across The English Channel For Charity12 August 2020

Beggars Group CEO To Swim Across The English Channel For Charity
Fundraising Target of £200,000 for US and UK charities with targeted Covid-19 Relief and Black Lives Matter support

Donations can be made via Crowdfunder…click here.

This September, Paul Redding, CEO of the Beggars Group (home to the independent record labels 4AD, Matador, Rough Trade, XL, and Young Turks), will take on the huge challenge of swimming across the English Channel for charity.

The Channel challenge is the ultimate sponsored swim. At a minimum 21 miles between the shores of England and France (the distance can be longer depending on the current), it is a feat few have attempted and even fewer have been able to complete. To put it in perspective, more people have successfully climbed Mount Everest than swam the English Channel. As it is such a test of physical endurance, Redding has set a fundraising...


Press release: United 1 June 2020

We stand in solidarity with the fight against systemic racism.
We are donating to a series of organizations who work to break down injustice.

June 4th update:
Beggars Group labels have donated to 18 organizations to date in both the US and the UK that work to break down injustice, fight police brutality, provide legal and mutual aid, and rebuild community and businesses. They include Ahmaud Arbery Family Fund, Bail Project , Black Lives Matter, Campaign Zero, NAACP, and Stopwatch.

Complete list to date:


Ahmaud Arbery Family Fund (I Run With Maud):
Assata’s Daughters:
Atlanta Solidarity Fund:
Bail Project:
BedStuy Strong:
Black Lives Matter:
Black Owned Business Relief Fund:
Brooklyn Bail:
Communities United Against Police Brutality:
Campaign Zero:
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Press release: Indie retail map!10 April 2020

We’ve made a map of independent record stores, doing our best to note how you can shop from them currently. Please visit, shop and #loverecordstores