Riding the Storm for Children in Need

A new song, written especially for NHS Forth Valley’s nurses’ choir, has raised more than £1,300 for this year’s Children in Need appeal. Called ‘Ride the Storms’, the song, which was composed and arranged by the choir’s Musical Director Fergus Munro, aims to reflect the way health and social care workers are responding to the Covid-19 pandemic and helping people through the storms. Also appearing in the video are three pupils from Windsor Park School for the deaf in Falkirk, musicians Philip Todd and Charlie West and piper Alec Soutar, a porter at Forth Valley Royal Hospital who regularly plays for local patients at staff.

Rita Ciccu Moore MBE, Choir Chair, said: “Forth Valley Nurses Choir knew they wanted to keep up the tradition of supporting Children in Need, and in the current climate a music video is the best way for us to do that. Nurses and health and social care workers simply can’t make all the hurt go away, neither can Children in Need, but what we can do is support people who are vulnerable or scared and help them till the hurting is over.

The Choir say they wish to thank all their members and especially the children (Brooke Lawless, Dillon Baillie, Maisie Sneddon along with teacher Lesley Haston and Lauren Brown, Deputy Head Teacher at Windsor Park School, Falkirk). Although there have been some laughs (and tears) along the way, they say the support given to each other during these difficult times has been tremendous.

You can watch the Forth Valley’s Nurse Choir performance on YouTube.

To find out more and donate visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/forth-valley-nurses-choir.