Current and former CHS students have teamed-up to release a pop single for charity, called ‘Good Days Lie Ahead’, raising money for the British Skin Foundation.
Wacs Lyrical, made up of Molly Pipping, Joshua Adeyoju, Emily Hagger, Izzy King, Izzy McInnes and Sophie Meakin co-wrote the single with local songwriter and Old Waconian, Jack Trainer (Class of 2005). The group have also produced a video to accompany the release.
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. She said: "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”.
“The 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,” said Head, Lucy Pearson. “The students have particularly impressed me with the remarkable commitment they have shown in both conceiving and delivering this initiative.”
‘Good Days Lie Ahead’ is available to view on YouTube
and can be purchased on iTunes
for 79p, with 100% of profits going straight towards funding vital research into skin disease and skin cancer.
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.