A TWO-YEAR-OLD cancer victim who has touched the hearts of thousands of people across Hartlepool and East Durham will be the subject of a new Christmas charity single.
Little Bradley Lowery, who has been battling rare childhood cancer neuroblastoma since January, will have a song written about him.
Singer-songwriter Kate Williams, of Hartlepool charity and talent-nurturing organisation Red Dreams, will be writing and singing the song and it will be recorded by Red Dreams.
Bradley’s mum Gemma Lowery, 30, from Blackhall, has asked Kate to include the words “chase the wind and touch the sky”.
The single will be released in time for Christmas.
Dawn McManus, who founded Red Dreams with her husband Ian, said: “It’s going to be a proper traditional Christmas-type song.
“It will be based around Bradley and what he is going through.
“I think it will be a tearjerker, obviously for those that know Bradley and his family, but like a traditional Christmas song it will also be uplifting – hopefully we can find a nice balance.”
Dawn said Kate, 23, who is a vocal coach with Red Dreams having joined the organisation as a youngster, is really excited to taking up the poignant challenge.
Kate, from the Grange Road area, has been researching Bradley and it is hoped the song will be ready by the end of November.
Dawn added: “It’s going to coincide with our live performance at Middleton Grange Shopping Centre for the day when Santa arrives at the centre.”
She said centre manager Mark Rycraft, who has formed close links with Bradley and his family through fundraising with Hartlepool Round Table, hopes to set up a meeting between Kate, Bradley and his mum.
Red Dreams will be taking over some shop units in the centre from November 7 to January 2 and members will be selling the CD.
The organisation’s record label, Otiss Music, could potentially look at making the single available for special download.
Mark asked Red Dreams if they would be interested in getting involved after researching fundraising methods.
He said: “It’s a big deal, I’ve never been involved in anything like this. “I know it will work to raise money and awareness for Bradley.”