Charity single now available to download

Friday, 30 November 2018

You can now download ‘We Are The Same Inside’, a song written and performed by a Bristol choir, raising money for Southmead Hospital Charity which supports North Bristol NHS Trust.

‘We Are The Same Inside’ by ‘Melody Makers Choir and Horfield Primary School Choir is now available to download on iTunes and all other digital download sites. Money raised from downloads will be donated to Southmead Hospital Charity to support patients, and to fund medical research and new equipment at North Bristol NHS Trust.

The 80 strong-choir is made up of people from communities surrounding Southmead Hospital, including many former patients, NHS staff as well as children from Horfield C of E Primary School. They will be performing the song live this weekend at John Lewis, Cribbs Causeway, at 2pm as part of the launch of the Charity’s annual Buskathon – a live performance event which sees singers, groups and musicians ‘busking’ throughout December to raise money for the Charity.

Natalie Veal from Henleaze, Melody Makers Choir leader and composer of ‘We Are The Same’, said she wanted to bring together her love of music with her gratitude for the NHS: “Every member of the choir - the musicians, the children of Horfield Primary School and myself - have put a lot of love into this song; it’s our way of thanking the hospital staff and giving back to our community.

“In writing the song we really thought about what the NHS means to us and the work that NHS staff do.

“We are all hugely excited about the fundraising this will bring to Southmead Hospital Charity and I’m so proud of the choir’s achievement and their infectious enthusiasm about this project.

“We’ve loved singing with the children, who’ve added a sprinkle of magic to our song.”

This Christmas, Southmead Hospital Charity is asking everyone to download the song for just 99p on iTunes and across other download sites to support the hospital, its patients and help fund projects that improve the NHS for future generations.

Adrian Brown, corporate and community manager for Southmead Hospital Charity, said: “We hope everyone in Bristol, and beyond, will download the song this Christmas to celebrate our NHS – it’s a small thing but it can make a big difference to healthcare now and in the future.

“The song is a unique, creative and inspired way to fundraise and we are so grateful for the time and efforts that everyone involved has dedicated to it.