Croydon school hoping to raise £2,000 with its own Christmas song, sung by pupils and staff

A school which has recorded its own Christmas song, composed by a teacher, is set to raise £2,000 for projects to help the homeless.

Pupils and staff at Trinity School in Shirley Park, Croydon, taped the tune, Almost Christmas, composed by head of music Richard Holdsworth, in one day.

It features pupils from the school who are singing, playing instruments and percussion and was mixed by sixth former Jamie Coskun. 

The money collected will go to Crisis, which helps people can rebuild their lives and support them out of homelessness for good; and One YMCA, which organises projects to help young people, such as apprenticeships to work experience and childcare to youthwork.

Mr Holdsworth said: “It’s been a difficult year for all of us in so many different ways but, as we came to the end of the autumn term, we began to appreciate just how fortunate we’ve been. “As members of a safe but busy music department and a wider school community, it is important to remember that there are those who have not had the same contact or opportunities as we have.

“We wanted to do something that would spread the joy and hope that we all need a little of right now.”

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