Students Can’t Wait for Christmas single to help hospice

Christmas Charity Single in aid of saving Sheffield's cultural institutions, shops and buildings.
Christmas Charity Single in aid of saving Sheffield's cultural institutions, shops and buildings.
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Students in Sheffield are singing out for Christmas in support of a South Yorkshire hospice.

The students, who help run Sheffield University’s radio station, Forge Radio, have released a charity single to raise funds for Rotherham Hospice.

Business management student Laurie Fletcher has organised the release of I Can’t Wait for Christmas with fellow students Harry Fellows and Josh Roberts, who together help to run the radio station.

Laurie, aged 21, said: “Two members of the team came forward with the idea and we ran with it.

“Harry and I are from a musical background so we were pretty keen to get everyone behind it.”

Harry, aged 20, said: “I study music, so having access to the music rooms at university was a real help.

“We had everyone – from people who’d never picked up a guitar before to some really good musicians – taking part.

“It was a really good way to get everyone into the Christmas spirit at the station.”

Rotherham Hospice is Forge Radio’s designated charity of the year.

Radio volunteers have organised a range of events throughout the year to raise funds for it, including pub quizzes and bake sales.

A hospice spokesman said: “The’ve been very helpful with fundraising. I know a lot of students have got involved such as with the Christmas single.

“Their support has been really welcome.”