Christmas number one contender to raise funds for Mind
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust’s choir’s charity single, “A Bridge Over You”, is second favourite for gaining the coveted Christmas number one spot.
The single is behind Justin Bieber, having gained momentum thanks to the backing of NHS leaders across the country.
All proceeds from the song will be shared between Carers UK and Mind - with a percentage also being distributed to The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)and The Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health (Niamh).
Elizabeth Butler, Chair of Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, said she was “overwhelmed” by the support for the single, which “celebrates the commitment and devotion of NHS staff which is sometimes taken for granted”.
Made up entirely of NHS staff including nurses, doctors, physios, midwives, porters and administrators, the NHS choir will be doing special performances for the public in the run up to Christmas.
Kathleen Miles, Director of Fundraising at Mind, said:
“We’re delighted to have been chosen as an organisation to benefit from the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust’s choir’s charity single and are all impressed by the effort everyone has put into the project. The donation Mind receives as a result of this single will help us to provide vital support for people with mental health problems when they need it the most.”
The single is available to download from iTunes (99p) Amazon (79p) and other online retailers now – by searching for “A Bridge Over You” or “NHS Choir”. In order to win the Christmas battle, NHS leaders are advising people to wait until Friday 18th December to download it.