A song in memory of heroic Hillsborough campaigner Anne Williams is to be released ahead of the landmark 25th anniversary of the disaster.
‘The Angel’ was initially performed by 17 year old Liverpool singer-songwriter Dominic Dunn at a charity event held in honour of Anne, who died of cancer last April.
The 62-year-old had battled for two decades to uncover the truth about how her 15-year-old son Kevin and 95 other Liverpool supporters died in Britain’s worst sporting disaster.
Following an overwhelmingly positive response from Anne’s family and friends, 17-year-old Dominic recently recorded the track at Liverpool’s world-famous Parr Street Studios, who very kindly donated the studio time free of charge.
Dominic said “I wanted it to be a song that touched people and knew it would be hard to write in only a few days but I just got my head down and put my mind to it.
“Anne’s son Kevin was a similar age to me so I had that going through my mind. I read up about the fight for justice and all the work that Anne did, and then just wrote was in my heart.
“Anne’s family told me they really liked it so as long as they’re satisfied that’s all that matters to me.
“I’m so proud to have been asked to do it and am just made up to be associated with such an inspirational and respected figure within the city.”
Anne’s family said they were honoured to have Dominic write, play and record the song for them.
Brother Danny Gordon said: “When I first heard the song at the fundraiser I was unable to speak for a while afterwards.”
“It got to us all. It was very moving and a very apt song for how we were feeling at the time, and still do, about our Anne, who we all miss so much.”
Anne’s daughter Sara, added: “The words Dominic wrote really sum up mum’s spirit and the fight she showed in fighting for Kevin, the 96 and the survivors.
“Dominic clearly did his homework and he got it just right. It works beautifully with the music that he wrote and is such a lovely tribute.”
Dominic has made the magnificent gesture of signing over the complete ownership of the song to the ‘Hope for Hillsborough’ charity. Therefore EVERY penny raised will go direct to the charity. Anne Williams set up this charity.
Please support this great cause and help us get ‘The Angel’ to No.1 and raise as much money as possible for the charity. Thank you!
‘The Angel’ will be officially launched on Monday 17th March, but is presently available to pre-order for only 79p on i-Tunes at the following address – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/
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