Joby Fox re-releases 'Belfast' to benefit local charities

Belfast based singer and songwriter Joby Fox is releasing a new version of his 1990 hit 'Belfast' in aid of CLIC Sargent and the Wave Trauma Centre.

Joby Fox re-releases 'Belfast' to benefit local charities

'The unofficial anthem for Belfast'

The song is a reworked version of what is called 'the unofficial anthem for Belfast' by many people.

Joby felt compelled to add a third verse to the original song after the flag protests last year and hopes that it points towards a hopeful future for the city.

Joby said: "The flag issue had just kicked off and it seemed that we needed to be reminded that we have come a long way together. The only way we are going to find peace is together. We have shared the same dark space for so long. Only we know the blinding truth and what it takes to move on."

Proceeds go to charity

The launch of the song took place on 24 September and is now available to download. All proceeds from the single go to Joby's two favourite charities, CLIC Sargent and the Wave Trauma Centre.

Joby's daughter Aoife died of cancer in 1997 when she was eight years old. Joby and his family were supported by CLIC Sargent and will never forget what a difference this made.

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager, Christine McClune said: "We are so thankful to Joby for choosing CLIC Sargent as one of the charities to benefit from his single.

"All of the money raised will go towards our Homes from Home Appeal which will build two homes within walking distance of the City and Royal Hospital for children and young people with cancer and their families to say at free of charge."

Buy the single

Visit the official Joby Fox website to buy your own copy of the single 'Belfast' and help support children and young people with cancer.

Find out more

To find out how you can help raise funds for CLIC Sargent's Homes from Home Appeal, please contact Christine McClune on 02890 725 780 or email: christine.mclune@clicsargent.org.uk.

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