An NHS staff choir has hit a high note after releasing one of its songs as a charity single.
The choir’s 14 members, who all work for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, recorded their version of John Farnham’s ‘You’re the Voice’, and renamed it ‘You’ve Been Great’, to thank the community for supporting key workers during the pandemic.
Now, after getting approval from the record label, two co-publishers and a musician, the song is available to download with profits from each sale going to the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust Charitable Fund after the charity, which helps to support patients, carers and staff, joined forces with the choir to release the single.
SingingNation, who partner with the Trust to run weekly singing sessions, supported the choir with the song which was adapted by choir member Sarah Oakley.
Rachael Vass, one of the choir’s co-ordinators who led on the song, said: “We could never have imagined that our choir’s song would be made available for download. We really hope the public gets behind us by downloading it so we can raise as much money as possible for the Trust’s charity.
“As well as celebrating the public’s support for the NHS during the pandemic, the song also encompasses us as a choir – NHS staff who enjoy singing, joining together and supporting each other through difficult times.”
Laura Kennedy, Fundraising Manager for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust Charitable Fund, said: “We’re thrilled that the single by our talented staff choir is out now and helping to raise vital donations. The charity funds a diverse range of medical equipment, e.g. bladder scanners and observations machines; furniture – including waiting room chairs, and resources such as books and memory boxes. Once again our staff have gone the extra mile and we hope that as many people as possible download the song to support their local hospitals.”
The song is available to download for 79p* on the following platforms by searching for ‘Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS’:
Spotify, Apple Music , iTunes , Instagram/Facebook , TikTok/Resso , YouTube Music , Amazon , Soundtrack by Twitch, Deezer , Tidal , iHeartRadio , ClaroMusica , Saavn , Boomplay (beta) , Anghami , KKBox , NetEase , Tencent , Triller (beta) and MediaNet.
*Please note the price may vary depending on the platform the song is downloaded from.