The daughter of TCL’s director of commercial landscaping is among a group of sixth formers aiming to get into the UK charts with a charity single this Christmas.
Anthony Milner’s daughter Emma is one of the members of a choir at the Cheadle Academy in Staffordshire aiming to raise £30,000 for the hospice in which one of their teachers was treated before losing his battle with cancer in 2016.
The students wanted to do something to honour the memory of Craig Beverley and support the hospice where he received end-of-life care and hit on the idea of performing a song written by a band with which he used to play.
They soon managed to raise a staggering £22,000 by shaking a bucket in front of generous shoppers in local supermarkets.
Determined to reach their £30,000 target, they then teamed up with nearby Staffordshire University’s film and music departments to produce a professional single and video which shot to number 10 in the iTunes charts within hours of its launch on November 15.
Anthony is championing the cause among colleagues and friends – encouraging everyone he knows to download the single for just 79p. All money will be donated to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice (known locally as the Dougie Mac).
He explained: “It’s a charity very close to their hearts and the hospice played a key part in their teacher’s life. If you can spare just a few pence it would be very much appreciated. They are hoping to get it into the UK charts so please support this very worthy cause and help them reach their goal.”