Forth Valley nurses choir launches new song for Children In Need

NHS Forth Valley’s nurses choir will unveil a new song this week in support of Children in Need.

Wednesday, 11th November 2020, 12:30 pm
NHS Forth Valley Nurses Choir performing in 2017 (Pic: Michael Gillen)
NHS Forth Valley Nurses Choir performing in 2017 (Pic: Michael Gillen)

The annual fundraising appeal celebrates its 40th anniversary on BBC1 this Friday.

The choir has launched a new song, ‘Ride the Storms’, composed and arranged by its musical director Fergus Munro.

It aims to reflect the way health and social care workers are responding to the Covid-19 pandemic and helping people through the storms.

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The video also features three pupils from Windsor Park School in Falkirk - one of only three schools for the deaf in Scotland - and piper Alec Soutar, a porter at Forth Valley Royal Hospital who regularly plays for local patients.

Despite lockdown, the choir was keen to continue its support for the nationwide appeal.

Rita Ciccu Moore MBE, chair, said: “Forth Valley Nurses Choir knew they wanted to keep up the tradition of supporting Children in Need, and in the current climate a music video is the best way for us to do that.

“Nurses and health and social care workers simply can’t make all the hurt go away, neither can Children in Need - but what we can do is support people who are vulnerable or scared and help them till the hurting is over.

“This year we asked pupils from one of our local schools, Windsor Park School in Falkirk, to join us. “

To adhere to spocial distancing, the choir, pupils and piper had to record their contributions individually.

Their performances were then edited together to make a music video which will be shared on social media in the run up to Friday.

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