Monday, 5 December 2016

New Charity Single Launches for UK's Seriously Ill Children

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WellChild is a charity I have supported before. The project aims to raise awareness of the challenges faced by thousands of families across the UK caring for a child or young person at home with serious illness or exceptional health needs.
The charity provides a nationwide network of WellChild's Nurses who work with families to get children and young people out of hospital quicker and for longer. They also enlist the support of volunteers to make homes and gardens safer for children and young people living with exceptional health needs and run numerous services to support families at home. The charity has invested more than £20 million in ground-breaking children's health research projects. 

This month sees the launch of their brand new charity single - an amazing new version of Daniel Powter’s ‘Bad Day’ sung by the WellChild Nurse and Families choir and featuring chart topping band Scouting For Girls and rising X-Factor star Josh Daniel. 

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Scouting For Girls - image courtesy of WellChild

The single, unveiled for the first time at the WellChild Awards at the Dorchester earlier this month, marks the ten-year anniversary of the first ever WellChild Children’s Nurse in 2006. The network has since grown to more than 30 nurses across the UK providing support to children with exceptional health needs so they can leave hospital to be cared for at home with their families. 

As well as Scouting for Girls and Josh Daniels, the video for 'Bad Day' also features WellChild Patron, Prince Harry.

WellChild Chief Executive Colin Dyer said: “This single captures a unique spirit that we see time and again amongst the growing number of families caring for a child at home with exceptional health needs. Many work 24/7 and face daily battles to keep their children safe. Their enduring resilience and positivity is an inspiration to us all and this is what we are hoping to convey with our first ever charity single. 

The single is currently available to be pre-ordered on iTunes ahead of general release across all platforms on the 11th November. You can pre-order the single priced just 99p and help propel it up the charts ready for its general release. 

To pre-order the single, search ‘WellChild Bad Day’ on iTunes or simply click here

*I was asked if I would share this information on behalf of WellChild.
I received no fee for this post.


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