Song released by Bradley Stoke Resident in support of CHSW

A song has been released on iTunes by Bradley Stoke resident, Rob Berry, with all proceeds to Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

Rob, along with pianist and vocalist, Amy Parker, has recorded a cover of Alter Bridge’s Wonderful Life – a poignant song about loss and a celebration of life lived.

Rob and Amy (photos below right)collaborate under the band-name, RoAm.

Rob said: “We chose to record this single as the lyrics are stunning; it’s such a moving, emotional song and I think it has real synergy with the work of CHSW.”

Rob has been championing the work of CHSW for many years having first heard of the charity through its partnership with house-builder Persimmon Homes where Rob is employed as a surveyor.

He said: “Representatives of CHSW came along to a coffee morning at Persimmons’ offices in Portishead and told us about the vital work they do at its local hospice, Charlton Farm – based a few miles away in Wraxall. I visited Charlton Farm before the pandemic with my daughter and was blown away by the quality of care offered to families whose children have life-limited conditions.”

Since then, Persimmon has donated over £11k to CHSW and Rob has taken part in numerous fundraising events for the charity, including its annual cycle challenge, Ride for Precious Lives.

Rob, a keen cyclist, will be taking part in Ride for Precious Lives again in July. He said: “It’s something so special, I can’t really put it into words. The camaraderie, the laughs, the stories make it an incredible event to be part of and I’m absolutely hooked. You will not find a better bunch of people to ride with and a better charity to raise money for.”

Wonderful Life by RoAm is available to download now for £0.79 at https://music.apple.com/gb/album/wonderful-life-single/1569158116

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