Sounds like a good idea
A COLLABORATION by musicians from across the globe has led to an album being put together to raise money for charity. The Make-a-Wish Foundation will benefit from money raised by sales of the People album, an idea which started off as a lyrics competition
A COLLABORATION by musicians from across the globe has led to an album being put together to raise money for charity.
The Make-a-Wish Foundation will benefit from money raised by sales of the People album, an idea which started off as a lyrics competition on the GCRejects website, set up by Ian Appleton, of Bernhardt Crescent, Stevenage, for children across the world to have somewhere to chat and have fun online.
The competition asked website members to send in lyrics and the winning words would be put to music and recorded. It would have been given to the lyricist as a prize.
Mr Appleton said: "It was won by a 14-year-old from Tbilisi in Georgia, but after adding music to it, it was decided that more could be done with the song and with my friend Neil Burrows, from Somerset, and others from around the world we set about creating an album to sell online for charity."
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More songs were created from lyrics sent in from the website's young members, vocals were added by Jo Cartwright from Letchworth GC, and the artwork was designed by a friend of Ian's in the USA.
Mr Appleton said: "It turned out to be a great project, worked on by lots of people and for a really good cause. We hope to raise £3,000, which it costs to grant one wish to a child suffering from a life-threatening illness.
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"If we can do that, that would be really good. It has already been a fantastic collaboration by everyone who has worked on it."
For more information about GCRejects, and the People album, visit www.gcrpeople. com