Hartlepool charity hopes to climb charts with Christmas singles

Paul Hart and Kate Williams from Red Dreams have written and recorded a song, Christmas Lullaby, to help raise funds for Bradley Lowery.
Paul Hart and Kate Williams from Red Dreams have written and recorded a song, Christmas Lullaby, to help raise funds for Bradley Lowery.

A HARTLEPOOL charity is hoping to climb the charts by releasing two Christmas charity singles.

Red Dreams, which nurtures young talent, is releasing two singles for good causes which they hope will fly up the charts this festive season.

One is a new version of Christmas Lullaby, released last year for three-year-old Bradley Lowery who is fighting an aggressive form of child cancer.

The charity is also hoping for another hit with the song I Will Always Love Christmas by Hartlepool singer-songwriter David Arnett, 26.

Proceeds from this will go to Children In Need.

Bradley’s Christmas Lullaby has been re-recorded by Kate Williams and Paul Hart.

Last Christmas the ballad was downloaded 4,500 times reaching 62 in the official UK singles chart and 22 in the iTunes chart.

All proceeds will go to Bradley’s Fund towards specialist treatment overseas.

The fund, which has a £500,000 target currently stands at more than £200,000.

Kate, 25, is a vocal coach at Red Dreams and co-wrote it with Paul Hart, who is a fellow artist on Red Dreams’ Otiss music label.

Ian McManus, one of the founders of Red Dreams, said: “It is not just about raising money but also awareness of Bradley who is battling the most aggressive form of cancer in neuroblastoma.

“Both songs are testament to families that are going through issues at Christmas.”

David, of the town centre area of Hartlepool, joined Red Dreams a number of years ago after losing his job as a carer and is now a mentor.

He said: “The meaning of the song is open to interpretation.

“The main gist of the song is remembrance of people no longer with us and about all the small things that make Christmas what it is. Hopefully, a lot of people will hear it and I just felt Children In Need was a great charity to do it for.”

Both singles are released on Monday.

lChristmas Lullaby 14 is available to pre-order on iTunes at http://bit.ly/12hxEGC. And I Will Always Love Christmas is available through Amazon and iTunes at http:/bit.ly/1u8LG4P