Christmas single marks the lives of those who have died | Cruse Bereavement Care

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A musical family from Somerset have created a strong contender for the Christmas Number One spot with a song marking all of the lives lost in the UK during the pandemic.


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Proceeds from the record will go to Cruse and Mind
All proceeds of the single will go to Cruse Bereavement Care and Mind. The song is an orchestral arrangement of ‘Together in Electric Dreams’ by Phil Oakey and Giorgio Moroder featuring 155 photos of people who have died this year.

Released under the artist banner ‘Shine A Light To Fight’, the single features 14-year-old daughter Ciara Millington on main vocals accompanied by a choir and orchestra from Somerset who filmed their performances at home during the November lockdown. The images were contributed by members of ‘Shine A Light To Fight Coronavirus’, one of the largest Facebook Covid Support Groups.

Producer Jeremy Millington of music duo The Portraits said:

It’s all taken off! Our song pays tribute to all the families suffering loss this Christmas. We wanted to give a face to the statistics we’ve been hearing all year, and hopefully provide a message of comfort: our loved ones are always with us despite all the pain. We hoped it might lift people up just a little at a dark time.

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