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Rough Trade to donate profits from David Bowie sales to CRUK

Rough Trade to donate profits from David Bowie sales to CRUK

Music retailer Rough Trade is marking the death of singer David Bowie by donating all profits from its sales of his music during January to Cancer Research UK.

The retailer has stores in London, New York and Nottingham. It lists all Bowie’s albums for sale underneath a banner explaining its support for CRUK.

Bowie died yesterday after 18 months fighting cancer. He released his latest album Blackstar just last week on 8 January. It is expected to reach number one in the charts this week.

David Bowie albums on Rough Trade's website

Rough Trade’s David Bowie section.


Rough Trade announced its charitable commitment via Twitter:




It included a blunt reason behind its decision:



Cancer Research UK had earlier tweeted:


Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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