Drayton & Taverham

Christmas single for charity from OPEN

Just Regional
Dec 22, 2015 2 mins read

City centre children’s charity the OPEN Youth Trust has released a charity Christmas single entitled OPEN Your Heart to Christmas.

The music and the lyrics for this single were written by a couple of the charity’s youth workers, Scott Taylor and John Raspin, and the song performed by various groups of young people who attend the OPEN along with members of staff.  The single was also recorded in-house within OPEN’s own recording studio.

The inspiration behind the project, youth programme manager Charlene Ledgard, said “We wanted to see out our 10th anniversary celebration in style so we came up with the idea of producing a charity song.  The aim of the single is to try and bring as many people together to show how we as a community can make a difference at this time of year.”

The song was first performed on stage at the Christmas Extravaganza Showcase with young people from the Fast Forward project signing through the song . It has now been released on CDBaby and GooglePlay to download. Go to http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/OpenYouthTrust or Google Play and search OPEN Your Heart to Christmas to download a copy.  A video accompanying the single will also be available on YouTube in due course.

Young people at OPEN Young People rehearsing

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