Press release -
G -Town rendition of the chrismas classic - Silent Night
Please click here to visit our YouTube channel to listen to this unique cover version.
This unique and beautiful cover version forms part of the charity’s annual Christmas appeal, to raise awareness and donations for ellenor hospice, which provides vital care and support to adults in North Kent and children across North and West Kent and Bexley.
GTown Talents Founder Jimmy Babalola and Creative Director VybeRoom say: “We put out a call for young and emerging rappers to collaborate with us on this special project, the response we received to the appeal and to thesong was overwhelming. The singers LeviDLN, Xanthia Skye and Pro3lem and rapper Eekaye have given up their time, talent and love so generously to do this and we really hope that this track will raise awareness and donations for this wonderful charity. We hope our track provides a much-needed reminder that so many adults and children need ellenor’s support this Christmas and beyond.
“Working with instrumentalists Claude Barry and Zac Vincent,we’ve written and created our own unique and beautiful version of Silent Night and have delivered this classic carol in a manner that is delicate and comforting. Each year ellenor enables thousands of people who have a life limiting or terminal illness to live their life as best they can, and that’s why we are doing this for them and really hope that people will support their Christmas appeal”.
This is the second time that GTown Talents has partnered with ellenor to raise funds. Earlier this year they made a video to support ellenor’s Emergency Crisis Fund Appeal, asking donations from local people to help counter the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the loss of the majority of its fundraising.
ellenor’s Chief Executive Vikki Harding says: “Christmas is a key time for us, not only for delivering ellenor’s vital care, helping our patient and families make lasting memoriesbut also to generate much needed funds for our work. We’re incredibly grateful to Gtown Talents for choosing to support us during this time. There are many more very tough days ahead for the adults and children we care for, and GTown Talent’s amazing song will be a reminder to our community that we are still here, still caring for those in need.
On behalf of all of us at ellenor, I’d like to thank everyone for the kindness and support that you have shown us in what has been an incredibly difficult year – your support has helped us to continue the much needed support we offer for local people. We can’t thank you enough. Merry Christmas to you all”.
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Quotes from rappers:
LeviDLN says: “I think it’s really important in times of crisis, when people are doing something positive, to help people in our community. The act of giving makes us feel better, it feels like we are helping ellenor”.
Pro3lem says “The best part about making the video for charity for me was knowing that it would bring a little Christmas cheer to those struggling in these trying times”.
Xanthia Skye says: “I enjoyed knowing that I was getting involved in something that would help the wider community. In times like these, we have to look out for each other and what ellenor does for people in need, is something we should all take inspiration from”.
Eekaye says: “I got involved in this ellenor hospice project because it is for a really good cause. My best friend’s mum passed away from a terminal illness, and if I can help anyone else’s family struggle a little less, then I will”.
We are ellenor, a charity funded by the generosity of our local community, offering the best care and support to families facing terminal illness in Kent. We are the only charity in the county that provides hospice care for people of all ages – babies, children and adults - and their families. This includes pain and symptom relief, end of life care, respite, bereavement support and emotional and spiritual care.
Our Children’s Hospice Care, formerly known as chYps, is provided in the comfort of the family home and spans across North and West Kent and the London Borough of Bexley. Adults living in Gravesham, Dartford and Swanley, receive care in their place of choice, including their own homes, at our Hospice in Gravesend and in local care homes.