This summer we’re proud to announce a unique collaboration with international charity War Child to launch an exclusive t-shirt, to support in its drive to protect innocent children from the brutal effects of war.

The exclusive ‘Come Together’ design which we’ve recreated in two colours for men, women and kids, was originally worn by John Lennon in 1971 when he was famously pictured with his wife Yoko Ono.

War Child and music go way back. In 1995 they recorded the iconic ‘Help’ album, bringing together a supergroup of Sir Paul McCartney, Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller to create a cover of the Beatles’ track ‘Come Together’. We’re excited to marry the charity’s strong links to music and our affinity for fashion to ultimately support the cause and make a difference where it really matters.

Our t-shirt will be available in selected stores and online from May 2014 and we will be donating profits from the sale of each t-shirt directly to the cause. Get your hands on a cult classic and wear yours with pride.

"We are excited and honoured to join forces with a charity that has already cemented such a sterling reputation. Through this exclusive partnership, we hope to not only utilise our resources as a retail leader to raise awareness of War Child and their cause; but also to support innocent children caught up in terrible wars worldwide."

Ben Lewis, CEO, River Island