Born out of an idea that account executive Tommy Reid, from Clear Group company BHIB Insurance Brokers, had with Tracey Hallam from Hope, the single will help raise much-needed money for this amazing charity.
Hope carries out vital research that makes a positive difference for cancer patients in Leicestershire. But the charity’s fundraising efforts this year have been seriously hampered by coronavirus.
Tommy and his colleague Sam Halden worked to pull the project together in order to write, arrange and record a catchy Christmas song. Tommy contacted songwriters Martin Stack and Mark Gamble via Capp Records Inc, who wrote the original instrumental. Next, he reached out to Leicester native, British R&B singer Mark Morrison best known for his 1996 hit, Return of the Mack. Mark generously offered to provide time in his Leicester studio to record the single and produced the song himself.
From the business club where they all network together, Tommy brought in a number of influential members of the Leicester business community to support the project. As a result, performers on the single include:
Tommy Reid and Sam Halden – BHIB
Byron Dixon, OBE – MD of Microfresh Limited
Pete Simpson – MD of MME Limited
Gurbinder Singh – MD of BGS Accountants
Gavin Dilkes – MD of Synergy Personnel Limited
Jo Peters – MD of JSP Virtual Limited
Satwinder Sidhu – MD of Paradigm Wills Limited
Steph Beeston-Clarke – Owner of Beeston-Clarke Management Solutions
Tracey Hallam – Hope Against Cancer
Martin Stack – DJ Skillmaster
The artwork was also created by Paul Rowlett of Local Leicester business everythingbranded.co.uk.
As we all know, Christmas this year will be different to any other we have ever experienced. Restrictions due to the Covid 19 pandemic are going to make it difficult for families to see each other and spend time together. So Tommy wrote lyrics for the single about hope at Christmas and to let all the kids know that if they’re good, Santa will still be on his way!
We will be donating our Christmas card money this year to the charity in support of the wonderful work that BHIB have carried out on this project.
Please do your bit to help this fantastic Christmas single get up the charts and raise some money for Hope Against Cancer.
How you can support us
You can stream and buy the song now by going here.
You can also make a donation to the cause here.