Just Can’t Get Enough - Charity single launched
Following the tragic death of 19-year-old Reamonn Gormley in February of this year, the Celtic Family has united to raise funds in his memory and support two charities, The Good Child Foundation and Scotland Crimestoppers. [9 May 2011]
The Good Child Foundation, in Thailand, is where Reamonn taught English during his gap year.
Celtic fans have taken the children of the Foundation to their hearts and embraced their versions of a host of familiar songs. Following some wonderful work by members of Celtic Quick News and singer/songwriter/producer John McLaughlin, the Club is now giving fans the opportunity to formalise this support. Buy the single from iTunes
On Sunday May 8 Celtic Charity Fund released a charity version of fans’ anthem ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ – recorded by the children of the Good Child Foundation - and asks the Celtic support to download it by 5pm on Sunday May 15 and help take it to number 1 in the UK download chart. It’s also available as a three-track EP which features an instrumental version of the song and a special track called Past Present and Future by Johnny Mac & The Faithful. Download of this bundle leads to even greater support for the charities.
Net proceeds of the release will be collated by Celtic Charity Fund and then donated – in memory of Reamonn – to the Good Child Foundation (90%) and Scotland Crimestoppers' work on knife crime (10%).
Reamonn "will always be in our thoughts"
Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell commented: “The passing of Reamonn was a tragic event. Reamonn was an extremely fine young man and someone who will always be in our thoughts. We are delighted to be able to be involved in this project in his memory and we are sure it will be a great success in supporting two very worthy causes."
Paul Lennon of the Good Child Foundation said, “Everyone here adored Reamonn and we miss him every day. He was a very special young man and friend and we were blessed to spend time with him here in Thailand. The children feel very honoured to be involved in the release of this single in Reamonn’s memory and would like to take this opportunity to thank the Celtic fans for their wonderful support and encouragement to date and for getting behind our charity version of ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’.”
Scotland Crimestoppers grateful for support
Kate Jackson, Assistant National Manager for Crimestoppers Scotland added, “We are very grateful for this support and it will assist the independent charity Crimestoppers in campaigning against knife crime in communities across Scotland to hopefully prevent further tragedies like this occurring in the future.”
John McLaughlin said, “I was absolutely delighted to get involved in such a fantastic initiative, in memory of young Reamonn. I know the Celtic Family will get right behind the single and, through Celtic Charity Fund, support two exceptionally worthwhile charities.”
To influence its chart position on Sunday May 15, you can download the single for 99p between Sunday May 8 and 5pm on Sunday May 15 at iTunes.
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