STUDENTS and staff from Barnsley College have raised £470 for South Yorkshire dementia charity Lost Chord – by going back to the 1980s with their own music video of Rick Astley’s number one single Never Gonna Give You Up.
Students from the college’s Faculty of Arts, Media and Entertainment worked with staff and the Barnsley Community Choir to make the humorous cover version of the 1987 Stock Aitken and Waterman hit.
Barnsley College principal Colin Booth said: “This is the fourth annual charity video our students and staff have made and it is always great to see everyone working together, having fun and helping to raise money for charity.
“Lost Chord is a thoroughly deserving charity and I’m delighted we have raised so much money thanks to the generosity of our event guests and our staff.”
Lost Chord is dedicated to improving the quality of life of those living with dementia, using interactive musical stimuli to increase their awareness and self-esteem.
Helena Muller the charity’s chief executive said: “The money raised will help to transform the lives of people living with dementia in the Barnsley area through the power of music, song and dance.”