Shhh! Royal British Legion aims to make chart history with its official charity single: ‘2 Minute Silence’
Shhh! Royal British Legion aims to make chart history with its official charity single: ‘2 Minute Silence'
Sunday 17th October: The Prime Minister, Thom Yorke and Mark Ronson are amongst a host of celebrities featuring in a single to be released by the official charity of remembrance, The Royal British Legion, on 7th November.
For just 99p the UK public can show their respect, support and thanks to those armed forces personnel who have made sacrifices for us all. The ‘2 Minute Silence’ single will be available for download on iTunes from Sunday 7th November.
In addition to celebrities and sports stars, the silent single features ex-service personnel, including Corporal Simon Brown, who was shot in the face by a sniper in Iraq, and commented:
“The Legion, for me has been a massive support...When I got home after Iraq, they offered me a lifeline and gave me the confidence to go out there and be part of society.”
Funds raised through the sale of this single will go towards helping individuals, like Corporal Brown, within the Serving and ex-Service Armed Forces community.
The Royal British Legion wanted to create a unique and engaging way for the British public to show their support, as noted by The Royal British Legion’s Director General, Chris Simpkins:
“We invite the public to join the celebrities and soldiers in observing two minutes’ silence and we would encourage everyone to show their support by downloading the track from i-Tunes on 7th November. Rather than record a song, we felt the UK public would recognise the poignancy of silence and its clear association with remembrance.”
To join The Royal British Legion in their mission to make chart history you can show your support by joining the official Facebook™ page: http://www.facebook.com/poppysingle2010
For more information, please contact:
Liam Maguire (07769 968 858)
David Godfrey (07960 652 170)
Oliver Druttman (07958 524 034)