NHS Voices is a team of NHS workers, led by Dr Katie Rogerson and NHS communications worker, Joe Blunden. They are using the anniversary of the NHS to celebrate the dedication of NHS staff and say, ‘thank you’ to them. On Friday 6th July, NHS Voices are releasing a special Band Aid-style recording of The Beatles song, “With A Little Help From My Friends”. The release will occur the day after the NHS turns 70. The proceeds from the single will be going to NHS Charities Together. This is a group of more than 100 NHS charities that raise funds for medical equipment and research. They have come together to raise awareness of the work and support NHS charities provide to the NHS. The single is being produced by award-winning producer Jon Cohen and will feature over 50 pop stars. Amongst the celebrities recording at the London’s Abbey Road Studios are boy band Blue, The Saturdays’ Una Healy, Girls Aloud’s Kimberly Walsh and Elbow’s Guy Garvey. The choir of nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, porters and administrators will be joined by Rick Astley, Tony Hadley, Beverley Knight, Mark King, Nile Rogers, Coleen Nolan, Myleene Klass, Marina and the Diamonds and JLS’s Aston Merrygold.
NHS Voices are bringing together superstar singers and healthcare heroes to mark the 70th birthday of the National Health Service. We’re very proud to support the campaign with the creation of their brand identity. Let’s help get the single to number one!
To launch the track there is going to be a huge national singalong, hosted by DJ Sara Cox and Diversity dancer Ashley Banjo. The singalong will live on ITV in a world record attempt for “Most People Singing Live on a Radio Broadcast”. You can sign up to find out how to get involved. This is no small gig with other celebrities also giving their full support to the campaign, including Lisa Riley, Christopher Biggins, Will Mellor and Helen Worth! Let’s support NHS Voices and get them to the number one spot in the official UK charts the week of NHS 70th birthday. You can also follow NHS Voices on Twitter or join the Facebook event. Don’t forget to invite your friends and family too!