Kind-hearted musicians have released a song for our Finley’s Friends Appeal.

Band Chief Brody recorded its track Star to support our bid to raise £20,000 for disabled children at Holly House in Accrington.

The band took to the studio last month but has just launched the song on iTunes for 79p. CDs of the song with an extra track called Chemistry will go on sale soon.

Noddy Baxter from the group works at Max Cabs in Accrington and knows Finley’s mum Kelly as a regular customer.

He said: “She’s one of our best customers and I wanted to help her out.

“It’s a great local cause and 79p is not a lot of money but it could make a big difference and it gives people something for their donation.”

Chief Brody, who used to be called Polestar, have been together for around 12 years and the song is in an indie rock style.

The group comprises  grandad-of-two Noddy, who is the lead singer, guitarist Jason McIntyre, Paul Williams on bass guitar and Paul Ryan on drums and backing vocals.

The recording of the song was paid for by Max Cabs.  Finley’s mum Kelly said she was delighted with the song and added the lyrics really hit home.

She said: “It’s really good, it really captures what you go through with a child with special needs. It’s positive though as well which I like.”

And there’s more great news for our appeal after Max Cabs in Accrington, where Noddy works, offered to donate £1,000 to our appeal if Finley opens their new offices. Finley will open the firm’s new state of the art offices on Ranger Street on October 29 in a bid to expand its business.

Kelly said she was grateful to the business for its support. The song is 79p and available from itunes.apple.com /gb/album /star-feat.-finleysfriends.
 
Playlist:

Star – A Song for Finley
It’s alright, everybody has to fight
There’s many obstacles to overcome
It’s ok, I know you’ll find your way
Through this maze that has you trapped
I’d like to help you
Wish I could help you out
I’d like to help you
Wish I could help you now
All the walls are closing in on you
Like a tidal wave, like a hurricane
All the doors are slamming shut on you
So you must be brave when that sound starts to fade
It’s alright, you’ve had a shock, a fright
And your plight is yet to unfold
It’s ok I know you’ll find your way
Through this maze that has you trapped
I’d like to help you
Wish I could help you out
I’d like to help you
Wish I could help you now
 
 
The Accrington Observer is trying to raise £20,000 for Holly House in Accrington.

We desperately need your help to reach our fundraising target and support Holly House in their amazing work.

Your donations will provide specialist computer equipment to help youngsters learn and develop at the Blackburn Road centre.

We’re asking you to organise your own events for our appeal or to donate cash from events already organised.

The centre helped three-year-old Finley Rosbotham learn to walk and talk after he was born with part of his brain missing and has supported hundreds of youngsters through their difficulties and into mainstream schooling.

If you can help us to reach our goal or have an event you want to tell us about call the newsdesk on 0161 211 2977, email accringtonobserver @menmedia.co.uk or by post at Accrington Observer, MEN Media, Mitchell Henry House, Chadderton, Oldham, OL9 8EF.

You can also pop into our office at Unit 3 of Accrington Market Hall.

Cheques should be made payable to ‘ELHT Charitable Funds Account’ with the Finley’s Friends Appeal written on the back.

Finley’s family have started a Facebook group entitled Finley’s Friends at Holly House Fundraising page and a Twitter feed @finrosbotham so you can follow the progress of the fundraising. You can also donate online at charity giving.co.uk/finleyrosbotham.