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Group with learning disabilities record song for Red Nose Day

A group of people with learning disabilities at a Doncaster day service wrote and recorded their own song for Red Nose Day recently.

Service users and staff at the Eclipse Centre, which is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), came up with the idea and lyrics for the song, called The means to survive, during their weekly song writing and singing group – the Wednesday Wailers.

RDaSH staff nurse Mark Coley, who runs the sessions, said: “Red Nose Day is all about having fun to help others, and we wanted to capture this in our song.

“It’s about wearing the Red Nose to raise money, and helping people to help themselves, by giving them the means to survive.”

Member of the group each received a copy of the CD at the Centre’s ‘Silly-song-dance-a-thon’ on Friday, March 15, when they performed their song, and also wore fancy dress, told jokes, and took part in lots of other fun activities.

RDaSH staff also sold handmade mega-mouth muffins and funny face biscuits around the Trust with all the proceeds going to Comic Relief.

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