Punchline Business and Community Champion: The Music Works raises money for the NHS
By Sarah Wood | 27th May 2020
A group of young people has come together on a musical track to thank the NHS and key workers, and provide hope through lockdown.
More than 60 children and teenagers working with music charity, The Music Works, wrote and performed the new song 'Every Rainbow Drawn'. It's a way of saying 'thank you' to doctors, nurses, supermarket workers and teachers. Proceeds from the track will support local hospitals through Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity.
That's why Punchline has nominated them as our latest Business and Community Champion - an initiative backed by GFirst LEP, the Growth Hub, Gloucestershire County Council and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
Every Rainbow Drawn was written, performed and recorded by the children and young people who appear in the video, with a bit of production help from The Music Works. Young people featured on the track include pianists, guitarists and drummers, as well as singers.
Deborah Potts, CEO of The Music Works, said: "We know that there's loads of musical talent in the county, because we see it from young people that we work with every week. And it's great for people to have something creative and expressive to do during lockdown. The finished song is really beautiful!"
Callum, a 16-year-old singer-songwriter who features in the video, said: "The NHS are doing everything they can to try and support us and keep us happy, healthy and safe. The song is a thank you to all of the frontline workers who sacrifice so much to be there for us - and we can also hopefully raise some money for them so they have resources to use in this time of need."
The Music Works has studios in Cheltenham, Gloucester and Cinderford.
You can watch the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgVk2dkR6SI
Photo credit: The Music Works
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