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New single ‘To The Sun’ released for Walking With The Wounded charity

On Thursday 14th of November at midday, BLAKE will perform their new single ‘To The Sun’ LIVE in Trafalgar Square, for the start of the Allied South Pole Challenge, featuring Prince Harry and three international teams who will trek to the South Pole to raise funds for Walking With The Wounded.

 

Enjoy the official music video below, then order your copy of the song, simply click on the iTunes buying link here:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/to-the-sun-single/id740417903

 

UK based charity Walking With The Wounded and British male vocal group BLAKE are proud to announce a partnership which will start with the launch of a charity single on November 14th 2013. The song, ‘To The Sun’, will be adopted by Walking With The Wounded as its official anthem starting with Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge which sets off in November 2013 in a race to the South Pole. 50 pence from the sale of each single will be donated to the charity.

 

BLAKE’s association with Walking With The Wounded will also include a range of activities through 2014 including participation in the charity’s gruelling challenges – for example the Trois Etapes pro-am cycling race – promotion and fundraising throughout BLAKE’s UK tour dates and performances at Walking With The Wounded events.

 

BLAKE – Humphrey Berney, Stephen Bowman and Ollie Baines – commissioned songwriter Alistair Griffin to write a song that captured the spirit of the charity. Alistair’s music has sound-tracked some of Britain’s greatest recent sporting occasions including Andy Murray’s historic Wimbledon win, the London 2012 coverage, The British Open and both the BBC and Sky coverage of Formula 1.

 

Andrew Cook, Head of Fundraising at Walking With The Wounded, commented: “Walking With The Wounded has come a long way since we began back in 2010 and our partnership with BLAKE is an exciting step to help take our charity message out to a new audience. BLAKE have got personal connections to members of the Armed Forces who have been affected by injury and therefore we look forward to working with the band to take our important messages to a wider audience. Every pound the group can help us raise will be put to excellent use in supporting injured ex-service men and women re-train and get back to civilian life.”

  

The challenges that face wounded servicemen and women resonate closely with the band. All three members have close friends who have been affected, either mentally or physically, whilst serving in the Armed Forces.

“To be working with Walking With The Wounded and have our song as their official anthem is a great honour” says Humphrey Berney. “To be able to help raise awareness and funds through our music and involvement with Walking With The Wounded is very special and rewarding. Their focus on both the physical and mental rehabilitation of ex-servicemen and women is something very close to my heart having lost my sister to suicide after her battle with depression and the charity’s work is fantastic, saving lives as well as inspiring many others. The mental stress and conditions which arise after being in a combat zone and facing the realities of life-changing injuries is often not focused on or funded enough and it’s a vital area of rehabilitation.”

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