Ahead of a rapturous performance at the BRIT Awards on Tuesday 11 May, Rag’n’Bone Man & P!nk are set to release an incredible version of ‘Anywhere Away From Here’ with the Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir as a charity single. Money raised will go to the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Charity and NHS Charities Together. You can Pre-order here.
With backing from the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir, and P!nk performing remotely from the U.S, the single is an emotional tribute to the many NHS colleagues across the UK who have done such extraordinary work during these unprecedented times.
The choir do their singing and rehearsing in their spare time, all while providing amazing care for the residents of their local boroughs. Disciplines from Physiotherapy to Sexual Health to Chemotherapy are all represented in the Trust Choir’s diverse group of singers. Members include soprano pair Ozioma Obi and Elem Nnachi, who work together on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, with midwife Lizzie Farrant fitting the Choir around her clinical work and marathon-running. In the true spirit of bringing people together, Tom Jackson and Zoe Davies – a Trauma Surgeon and a Consultant Endocrinologist respectively – met through the Trust Choir and are now married.
Ellie Orton, Chief Executive of NHS Charities Together, said:
“We are delighted to be part of this exciting project – the generous donations of the public over the last year have enabled us to be there for NHS staff, patients and volunteers, but at the most challenging time in the history of the NHS there is still so much more to do. A huge thanks to Rag’n’Bone man and fans – their generous donations mean we’ll be able to continue to support projects across the UK.”
Margarita Vidiella, head of the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Charity, said:
“It is only thanks to generous donations that we are able to make a difference to our amazing colleagues and our communities – such as comfortable wellbeing hubs for clinicians to have a well-deserved rest, and psychological counselling for when our staff need that support. Thanks to all you generous Rag‘n’Bone Man fans, we’ll be able to do even more for our corner of south east London and, through NHS Charities Together, the NHS as a whole!”
Since winning The BRIT Rising Star award in 2017 Rag’n’Bone Man has won a total of three BRIT Awards. In 2003 the multi-million selling global pop icon P!nk won her first BRIT Award for International Female, and in 2019 she was honoured with the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Music Award.
Three years after his groundbreaking, award winning debut, ‘Human’, Rag’n’Bone Man has now released his stellar new album ‘Life By Misadventure’. This special charity single is a fresh new take on his latest single – ‘Anywhere Away From Here’ (with US superstar P!nk) which features on the album alongside the album’s other incredible single ‘All You Ever Wanted’.
NHS Charities Together recently launched a new appeal urging the public to be ‘there for them’ as NHS staff face the triple challenge of dealing with the continuing impact of Covid, tackling the backlog of other patients who desperately need treatment and making sure their own mental health isn’t a casualty of the crisis.
NHS Charities Together will use the funds raised through the new appeal to significantly ramp up the mental health and wellbeing programmes and facilities available for staff across the UK.