I'm releasing a new song from the next album a wee bit early, with all money received going to help Barnardo's support Young Carers who are struggling to cope with lockdown.
Young Carers are children who provide full-time care for a parent or parents who may be disabled, live with mental health problems, or have issues with drugs and/or alcohol. For many of these children, coming to a Barnardo's Young Carers centre is the only time they get to relax, feel safe, express themselves, play, and just be children.
But lockdown has forced Barnardo's to close their centres, and with many Young Carers still not allowed back to school, they are struggling in very challenging home environments. Money from the sale of this record will help Barnardo's provide emotional wellbeing support, arts and crafts packs, food parcels and, in some cases, mobile phones to help Young Carers and their families make it through this crisis.
I hope you enjoy the record.
P.S. The footage used in the video was found by Tom Gallagher in a charity shop in Maidstone, Kent. If you recognise anyone in the video, please visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbuqeY6VdDE
and let Tom know.
released May 1, 2020
Matt Crutchlow: voice, guitars
Andrew Holdsworth: piano & string arrangement
Robbie Malone: bass
Alex Reeves: drums
Charlie Brown: violin
Tony Woollard: cello