New Bodies Gym – ‘I Would Lunge 500 Miles’ – Raising money for Manchester Children’s Hospital.

New Bodies Gym – ‘I Would Lunge 500 Miles’ – Raising money for Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Well done to Emma and Andrew Lomax and members of their Buxton gym for their super Christmas themed spirited and entertaining performances for a great cause.

The idea was inspired by the parents of two-year-old Molly Corthorn – who doctors gave a 30% chance of survival at birth. Molly was found to have fluid on the brain and a hernia causing pressure on her heart and lungs during her mums’ pregnancy.

The tot miraculously pulled through, parents Kimberly and Dan were told she may never walk and talk but now she is a happy chatty little girl, and she is now learning to walk with her frame.

Mum of 3 Emma said Molly spent her first Christmas at the hospital and staff made it so special for them. We just thought it would be nice to raise some money for other children spending this Christmas in hospital.

The video is at – and on Facebook

Donate at –

SUNSHINE ON LEITH (single version) on LIMITED EDITION GREEN VINYL proceeds to NHS Edinburgh & Lothians.

SUNSHINE ON LEITH (single version) on LIMITED EDITION GREEN VINYL proceeds to NHS Edinburgh & Lothians.

We are delighted to be partnering with Hibernian FC and Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation to bring you the reissue of the single ‘Sunshine on Leith’ on limited edition 7″ clear green vinyl, featuring artwork edited from the original 1988 single. This limited edition reissue features ‘Sunshine on Leith (Single Version)’ as an A side and is accompanied by a live version recorded at Barrowlands, Glasgow 10th May 1994 on the B side.

£6 will be donated from the sale of each product to Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation, the official charity of NHS Lothian. Now available to pre-order exclusively through Hibernian Direct here: 

Money raised will help Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation continue to provide additional support for NHS Lothian staff during one of the largest global health crises of our lifetime.

Mary’s Meals – Double The Love Campaign

Mary’s Meals – Double The Love Campaign

We’re delighted to be supporting Mary’s Meals with their ‘Double The Love Campaign’.

Every pound you give between today and Jan 31st 2020 will be matched by the UK Government up to £2million, allowing even more hungry children in Liberia to receive a daily meal. To find out more, please visit


Funding raised through Double The Love will allow Mary’s Meals to reach more than 43,000 hungry children in Bong County, Liberia, with a life-changing meal at school. The nutritious food, prepared by local communities, attracts the children into the classroom and gives them the energy to learn.

Craig and Charlie have been supporters of Mary’s Meals for several years now. 

Craig says “We think the work Mary’s Meals does is fantastic. We’ve been following its incredible impact for years and we’re now delighted to be able to support its campaign to feed more hungry children in Liberia”.

Charlie says. “For the next few months, people’s donations will be doubled by the UK Government meaning that supporters can double the impact of the pounds they’re giving. This year has been tough for everyone in different ways but, in the same way that music brings people together, Double The Love offers a brilliant opportunity for us all to all get behind Mary’s Meals and show children in Liberia that we care.

Whole Lotta Roadies – Choose The Proclaimers song to be covered

Whole Lotta Roadies – Choose The Proclaimers song to be covered

“We’re delighted to be part of the @fruittreefoundation new album, ‘Whole Lotta Roadies’. The project will raise funds and awareness for Scottish touring crew that have been affected by the financial impact of the pandemic. Without them, our shows would not be able to happen.”

A number of Scottish acts are contributing, where the live crews associated with each act go in and record a track, then the vocalists come in and sing. In this case, our fantastic live crew members, Bob Heatlie (keyboards) and Mark Shade (electric guitar) will record a song along with a road crew drummer, then Craig and Charlie will record their vocals. The recordings are pretty much punk rock style, in a studio for a very short session.

The album will be sold on Bandcamp. All proceeds will  be used to create a hardship fund to support members of the Scottish Live Crew industry who are experiencing  financial difficulties due to the Covid Crises.

Accordingly,  we have selected six songs to choose from.

Hate My Love
There’s A Touch
Over and Done With
Life With You
Should Have Been Loved
Throw the ‘R’ Away

Vote for which track here >

Votes close, UK 20.00 on Sunday 25th October.

Pre-order a digital copy here > ”


The Whole Lotta Roadies specific links for this are:





Inka Wood’s First Steps

Inka Wood’s First Steps

Three-year-old Inka Wood suffers from spastic diplegic cerebral palsy which causes stiffness and tightness in the muscles. It makes walking and standing very difficult and following her diagnosis as an 18-month-old she was given a frame to help with her movement.

But she has taken her very first steps after hearing ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’.

The amazing moment spurred the parents to raise money for treatment which could eventually allow Inka to walk independently. The family have already raised more than £12,000 and are now asking people to walk 500 miles. 

Craig and Charlie commented, “We are absolutely delighted to hear of this tremendous news.
Congratulations to Holly and John for setting up the charity and we wish them and Inka all the very best for the future.”