Cheadle Hulme School students form Wacs Lyrical and release charity pop single to raise funds for the British Skin Foundation
PUBLISHED: 16:30 01 May 2013 | UPDATED: 16:30 01 May 2013
Students from Cheadle Hulme School , in Cheshire have released a pop single called ‘Good Days Lie Ahead’ to raise money for the British Skin Foundation, the only charity in the UK dedicated to skin disease and skin cancer research.
Wacs Lyrical, made up of Molly Pipping, Joshua Adeyoju, Emily Hagger, Izzy King, Izzy McInnes and Sophie Meakin, students at the leading, independent school, co-wrote the pop song with local songwriter and former Cheadle Hulme School student, Jack Trainer. The group has even recorded a music video to accompany the single.
Molly Pipping, founder of the band, chose to support the British Skin Foundation after a close friend’s mother was diagnosed with skin cancer last year. “It’s great to see something that stemmed from a small idea become so much more than I could have ever imagined. I’m very passionate about the work the BSF do and fundraising gives me something with purpose to do in my spare time.”
British Skin Foundation spokesperson Hermione Lawson said “We have been amazed by Molly’s efforts to support our charity and she is testament to the difference just one person can make. We hope that music lovers in her local area can download the catchy single, sing along and help us find a cure for skin disease all at the same time”.
“Cheadle Hulme School was founded on philanthropic origins – for the orphans of Warehousemen and Clerks – and we are very proud that these modern day philanthropists have chosen to reflect that in their name – Wacs Lyrical,” says Head, Lucy Pearson. “The students have particularly impressed me with the remarkable commitment they have shown in both conceiving and delivering this initiative.”
More than two young adults between the ages of 15 to 34 are diagnosed with malignant melanoma every day in the UK, and it is the second most common cancer in this age group. However it is largely a preventable disease, and with more awareness, young people can take the necessary steps to protect themselves from the dangers of the sun.
‘Good Days Lie Ahead’ by Wacs Lyrical is available to view on YouTube now and can be purchased on iTunes for 79p with 100% of profits going straight towards funding vital research into skin disease and skin cancer.