Published on October 25th, 2012 | by Daniel
Hillsborough Fundraising Single
Hillsborough campaigners have launched a campaign to claim this year’s Christmas number one, with a charity single to raise legal funds for fresh inquests into the deaths of their loved ones. As many of you will know, the families of Hillsborough victims have finally made some headway with the authorities after a long 23 year fight for justice, and it seems that those responsible for the disaster are finally going to pay for their negligence, and the shameful cover up that followed.
Liverpool MP Steve Rotheram today launched the plans to re-release ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ by the Hollies. The song was played during an tribute to the 96 at Goodison Park last month, and was the last record that Margaret Aspinall bought her son James before he passed away in 1989. The track is set to feature Mick Jones (The Clash), Peter Hooton (The Farm), Pete Wylie, The Justice Tonight band, Richard Hawley, Chris Sharrock (Oasis), Ren Harvieu, Dave McCabe (The Zutons), Paul Heaton (Beautiful South), Hollie Cook, Jon McClure (Reverend & The Makers), John Power (Cast) and Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers) amongst others and will go head-to-head with this year’s X Factor single for Christmas number one.
Whatever you think about charity singles, the race for Christmas number one, or any of the artists involved, the single is for a great cause and should be championed by any and all football fans who support a long overdue injustice being corrected. Keep an eye out for more information on how to buy the record, and stick your hand in your pocket to help some truly remarkable people.