Hitting the high notes for the NSPCC

PUBLISHED: 13:00 25 August 2014

Paul Pickersgill, centre, has launched a song to raise money for the NSPCC

Paul Pickersgill, centre, has launched a song to raise money for the NSPCC

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A WESTON songwriter has been hard at work creating a single for the NSPCC.

Paul Pickersgill, aged 60, has penned a song as ‘an anthem of hope’ for young people facing adversity in life.

The recording was arranged by concert guitarist Richard Durrant, who plays on the track, and is performed by singer Victoria Beaumont.

Mr Pickersgill, a grandfather of two, said: “Now that I’m a grandfather, I’ve become even more aware of how vital a happy childhood is, I see my family in a loving, caring environment and it troubles me deeply that not all children are so fortunate.

“Writing this song was a really cathartic experience for me and it later occurred to me that my music could also be used to help others.”

Fundraising manager for the South West Nigel Impey said: “We were blown away by the fact that Paul not only chose to launch this song in aid of the NSPCC, but also by the fact that he commissioned a music video to go with it.”

The track is available to download from www.paulpickersgill.bandcamp.com and costs £1, of which 85p goes to the children’s charity.

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