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'I want to help': Alicia, nine, releases charity single for Ukraine

A young Shropshire singer is using her talent to raise money for Save The Children’s work in Ukraine.

Alicia Martin has recorded a charity single to help raise money for Save The Children's work in Ukraine
Alicia Martin has recorded a charity single to help raise money for Save The Children's work in Ukraine

Alicia Martin, aged nine, from Bicton Heath, near Shrewsbury, wanted to help the children suffering because of the war so she went into the recording studio to make a charity single.

The soprano recently won the ‘nine and under singing’ category at the Oswestry Music Festival after also entering in the piano and oboe sections in which she came third. Her award was presented to her by Oswestry Mayor Mark Jones.

Alicia said: “I wanted to help children in Ukraine, but I’m only nine, so I thought what can I do? I can use my voice.

“I’ve recorded one of my favourite songs, I Vow To Thee My Country which is set to the music of The Planets by Gustav Holst.

“We had been learning about Holst at school and I felt the words are just so perfect for the situation in Ukraine at the moment”.

“It’s been a brilliant experience to be able to go into a recording studio and if everyone I know, their friends, and anyone that hears about me, downloads my song then I hope I can raise lots of money for charity”

“There’s also a video which I’ve made of me singing the song which I’ve uploaded on YouTube, TikTok and Instagram” added Alicia.

Alicia, who only started singing two years ago, lives with her parents Andrew and Sarah, and is a pupil at Adcote School For Girls.

Her charity recording of I Vow To Thee My Country is released on Friday, and will be available to buy and stream on both Amazon Music and Spotify.

All funds raised from the charity single will go to Save The Children’s work in Ukraine.

The single is priced at £1.49 and is available at noochoon.com/i-vow-to-thee-my-country.html

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