Staff at Little Harbour children’s hospice at Porthpean in St Austell have been busy working on a charity single which is now available to buy to help raise funds for, and awareness of, Children’s Hospice South West.
Harbour Walls was written by Richard Trethewey who works as a Music Therapist at Little Harbour children’s hospice. Richard wanted to create a song involving all the staff at the hospice to sing to bereaved families at the hospice’s annual Remembering Day.
The words of the song were compiled from contributions from staff and are themed around the idea of a harbour being a place of safety, shelter, strength and peace. The lyrics link closely to the support that Little Harbour provides for over 130 families who visit for respite stays with their children as well as for end of life care and bereavement support.
After a performance at the Remembering Day the single was recorded by the Little Harbour choir made up of nurses, doctors, carers, sibling team members as well as kitchen, admin and housekeeping staff. It is now available to buy in CD format from Little Harbour, CHSW charity shops on our website and can also be streamed and downloaded online.
Reflecting on the project Richard commented “It has been a truly amazing project to work on and see through from the ideas stage to having the CD in my hand.
This has been a real team effort and I am so grateful to everyone who contributed and given their time to support the project
especially Phil Innes with recording, Kris Lannen and Max De Franco with the filming and Molly Biscoe with the artwork, we wouldn’t be at this stage today without you all.”
The Little Harbour choir launched the single with a performance of Harbour Walls at CHSW’s Santas on the Run at Eden on Sunday. It is now available to purchase as a hard copy for £5 or in digital format.