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Shrewsbury artists feature on new album to raise money for NHS

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The founder of a cancer charity has put together an album to raise money for NHS Charities Together.

Mark Fielden has called on the help from local musicians from his hometown of Shrewsbury - and as far as Lanzarote and Ireland - to launch the album “Song For Our Frontline Heroes”.

Mark said: “With the times that we’re currently in, music relates to most people within life, so I thought of the idea to raise money for the NHS but also to enjoy the music and donate to what’s a really fantastic cause.

“There’s a real mix on the album - a bit of country, some pop, a girl who plays the keyboard and a lot of acoustic too. There’s also some banjo music and also some wailing harmonicas.”

Mark founded Chords Crush Cancer, a charity which has recently raised over £10,000 for Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, based in Shrewsbury, in memory of his late mother.

Mark says the album has taken about four weeks to make, from the artists sending in their music, to designing the artwork. 

Mark continued: “It was four weeks in the making, and then the first artist who appears on the CD, launched the album on Facebook Live. It’s had a lot of interest which has been a really positive start for us.

“I think music connects people in different ways, so hopefully the album can bring some enjoyment to someone’s life, but ultimately our goal is to raise important funds for the NHS. But if we can do both at the same time then we will have succeeded what our mission was when we set out to make this CD.”

To download the album, go to http://www.togethersongs.bandcamp.com , or for a hard copy send Mark an message on the Facebook page.

You can also donate money to their cause by visiting the Just Giving Page

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