Charlie Green, Murray Field and dads
Singing for his friend
A ten year old from Droitwich releases a record to help his friend who has muscular distrophy.
When Charlie Green, from Droitwich, got the chance to record a song, he decided it was the perfect opportunity to help his friend Murray Field, who has muscular distrophy.
He told BBC Hereford and Worcester's Howard Bentham at Breakfast how the charity record Hands Around The World came about:
"When I heard the song, Dad and me decided to link it with a charity, and I thought about my friend Murray, who goes to Ombersley school, and is a good friend of mine.
"I thought it would be a brilliant idea to help him with this song… hopefully it can happen, and just help Murray and the muscular dystrophy campaign – it's important for people to know (about it), so that hopefully people can find a cure."
Murray's Dad, Mark, thinks the record is a great idea, and a good way to raise the profile of the disease.
"I think it's absolutely fantastic that Charlie has taken on the muscular dystrophy campaign to raise money for.
"It's a very worthy cause – muscular dystrophy is a very aggressive muscle wasting disease, and it's one of the Cinderella charities and we don't get a lot of media coverage.
"It's really lovely to have Charlie, who's made this wonderful song, put it to good use."
Charlie comes from a showbiz family - his Dad, Roger, was one of the principal singers with the Black and White Minstrels:
"I think Charlie has inherited my sense of performance - he's been singing almost since the day he was born… he started performing when he was three.
"The first time I heard Charlie sing properly, in front of people, we were on a cruise ship.
"The band started playing New York New York, and Charlie left his seat, went up to the compere, asked him for the microphone, and started singing the song.
"Obviously he didn't sing it word perfect, but it amazed everybody."
The song, Hands Around The World, is available on iTunes, and there's a special Download Charlie week being held from 7-14 December.
last updated: 28/12/2007 at 14:50