A Suffolk duo have written a song to support NHS and frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic with money raised from the single going to the NHS Charities Covid-19 Appeal.
The pair, who currently want to remain anonymous, call themselves Love For The People and have family members working for the NHS across the county and further afield.
They have called the song “Angel By My Side” as a way of acknowledging the great care and support NHS and frontline workers are giving to the country, their friends and families in their greatest time of need and have a target of raising £100,000.
It is accompanied by a video https://youtube/6U5RDhAtr4Y and lasts for three minutes 53 seconds and since it was revealed across social media last week is heading towards half a million views and 17,000 shares in just three days.
Like many around the world watching the heart-breaking images of Covid-19 play out Love For The People wanted to make a difference the only way they knew how – through music.
This was no mean feat given the social distancing rules during lockdown and with limited access to professional recording equipment.
Nevertheless, after numerous video calls the song was born, highlighting the selfless efforts of the amazing NHS and front line staff, to thank them for the way they are touching lives forever.
The couple said: “When we are unable to love, comfort and hold the hands of our sick mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and children these wonderful heroes are doing this for us … suppressing their own fears every day to be true angels by their side.
“While we feel their love, we hope through this song they can feel ours. We can never forget, when the rainbows have gone all the things they’ve done.”
“Angel By My Side” will be available to pre-order on iTunes from Friday, May 15, and download from Friday, May 29.
They have set up a Just Giving page for those who want to donate to the cause and can be found at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/angelsby-myside with over £300 already raised.
They added: “Some are calling this song ‘The People’s Tribute’ and we are truly blown away by this honour. We wrote this song to express our personal gratitude to the NHS and frontline workers around the world but it appears that you all feel the same way and we are humbled. You are now part of something truly special, so let’s remember we are trying to raise money for NHS charities.”