South Devon College

South Devon College / News / Tue 17 Jan 2012

College set to release Charity Single

College set to release Charity Single

SOUTH DEVON COLLEGE students are pleading for the support of the South West as they release their own, self made, performed, and produced single into the download charts to raise funds for Armed Forces charity Help for Heroes.

Christmas Number One ‘Wherever You Are’ by The Military Wives Choir not only raised plenty for charities supporting servicemen and women but also raised awareness of the thousands across the country that couldn't be together for Christmas and were apart from loved ones. Now young students at South Devon College are hoping to keep that flag flying with the release of their very own charity single.

College Music students worked to write, create, mix and produce their own charity songs to raise money for Help for Heroes, with the winning song chosen by a panel containing four celebrity judges: Tony Bramwell, former assistant to Beatles manager Brian Epstein and former CEO of Apple Records; prominent UK record producer Phil Harding; experienced club promoter and Mixmag journalist Kirk Field and local professional audio engineer and Education Manager at Plymouth’s Deep Blue Sound, Nick Trussler.

The winner was Christina Lloyd (20 from Torquay) with her track, titled ‘Heroes’ Land’, really impressing the judges, including College Principal Stephen Criddle and the student’s own Music lecturer and seasoned producer, Pete Day, who commented:

“The students worked really hard to produce some very professional songs that really impressed the judges,” said Mr Day, “We all really hope we can raise a lot of money for charity with what is a very good song.”

“It was a real pleasure to be asked to help judge our charity single, which really showcases our outstanding students here. It is beautifully written and performed with a very professional sound,” said College Principal Stephen Criddle, “We truly hope the whole region will support us as we attempt to raise funds for such a worthy cause.”

To launch the song, the College will be holding a special launch event on the lunchtime of Monday 23rd January, where the single will be launched on College Radio station VIBE FM by Christina herself, with staff and students encouraged to buy a copy of the single online for a worthy cause.

The College has a close affiliation with Help for Heroes; their Public Services programme has extensive links with the Armed Forces, including a current tutor – Colin Kirkman – recently returning from serving with the Royal Marines in Afghanistan. They have raised a significant amount of money for the charity to honour Colin and our returning heroes, and hope to raise even more with this single.

The track will be available to download online from iTunes the week commencing 23rd January, for just one week only. ‘Heroes’ Land ‘can be downloaded via the following link:

The music department is hoping to sell 25,000 copies that week to break into the top ten and ensure that a considerable amount of money is raised for Help for Heroes. For more information visit

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