Singing for heroes
Posted 648 days ago
Rugby for Heroes is hoping to get to number one with their charity single featuring Aviva Premiership stars and players from the RAF, Army and Navy.
The sportsmen met up at Twickenham in July to record the video for the song, which has had contributions from music industry experts including award-winning songwriter Pete Kirtley.
Players involved included England’s Paul Doran Jones and Anthony Allen, Worcester’s Andy Goode and Scotland and Saracens’ Kelly Brown amongst others from clubs across the league.
The single will be released on September 4 and hopes to raise money for the charity, which is dedicated to supporting ex-servicemen and women in the Military who have suffered traumatic times and helping to rehabilitate them back into daily life.
Since being set up earlier this year the charity has collected the proceeds from a 2011 calender featuring premiership stars, which was an idea hatched by Northampton-bound Ryan Lamb and Anthony Allen who were team mates at Gloucester.
Now Lamb, together with his father Alan, is responsible for rallying the troops for the latest musical fundraiser.
The song will be released even before the charity’s official launch, which is set to take place at Twickenham after the world cup.
The aim is for the song to be listened to by as many people as possible ahead of the world cup in the hope that it will become a world cup anthem when it is made available on iTunes, Amazon and all other digital outlets. The single will be launched at the London Double Header on 3 September.
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