Music helping make dreams come true

Hitting the right note to help the Make-A-Wish Foundation
Hitting the right note to help the Make-A-Wish Foundation

A music project based in Newarthill are hoping to become video stars in a bid to help a charity for children with life-threatening conditions.

Reeltime Music, in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council 16+ Bellshill Learning Hub, have made a community music video to raise money and awareness for the Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK.

Make-A-Wish is the leading wish-granting charity that grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.

In their bid to help make wishes come true young people based at the project chose, appropriately, to perform a cover of the classic Monkees hit ‘I’m A Believer.”

The video has participants from various community groups and schools, including Reeltime Music staff and volunteers, Bellshill and Motherwell Community Learning and Development Youth Work Teams, Taylor High School, Newarthill Primary School, The Big Music Project and The Young Sound, all of which made a donation in order to take part.

The young people are hoping to raise at least £200 and to make the video go viral on social networking sites and YouTube by getting more than a million views.

The group launched the video earlier this month and it can be viewed at Youtube.

Reeltime project co-ordinator Laura Scott said: “Reeltime exists to create and provide opportunities for disadvantaged young people in the creative industries, which will have an impact on their personal, social and career skills.

“We have found that by providing an informal service, music is a great way to break down barriers, learn new skills, increase aspirations and develop a more active lifestyle.”

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK is a charity which grants magical wishes to children and young people aged 3-17 fighting life-threatening conditions.

Donations can be made by visiting the Bellshill 16 Plus Just Giving page Just Giving.