An a cappella army of celebrities and entertainment professionals have joined forces to perform a lockdown megamix in aid of The Care Workers’ Charity.
The AcaArmy Lockdown Megamix features well-known tracks ‘Staying Alive’, ‘Fever’, ‘Lonely’, ‘Toxic’, to name a few, with celebrities, X factor winner Sam Bailey, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Star Divina de Campo, Jamie Lambert from Collabro and Amanda Cole former En Vogue, as well as many familiar faces from the West End.
Developed by Nic Chiappetta, Lara de Belder and George Strickland (AcaArmy) with Howlin Entertainment Ltd, the idea was inspired by the current coronavirus playlist meme songs and covers trending across the globe.
The Care Workers’ Charity will use any funds raised from the video to provide grants to care and support workers requiring financial support during the coronavirus pandemic.
Kev Orkian, CEO of Howlin Entertainment, commented: “The main aim of this fab project is to raise money for the nations incredible care workers who are at the front line of the fight against coronavirus. Throughout history, in times of trouble, people have always turned to the arts to help them escape, laugh or to simply put a smile on their face. This is the reason Nic, Lara, George and I have called on our friends, colleagues and fellow performers to come together for CWC and help make this a reality.
“Inspired by the Sparkle for Social Care campaign which was set up by a group of care sector professionals, I felt passionate to support and to sparkle for The Care Workers’ Charity and together I feel we have done just that!”
Karolina Gerlich, Executive Director of The Care Workers’ Charity, said: “We’re so pleased people are coming together to sing for our care workers, it will make us smile, entertain us, and raise those all-important valuable funds for our target of raising £2 million to enable us to continue to issue grants to care workers facing hardship due to self-isolating, shielding or with the virus themselves.”
To watch the video in full click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uXC0g3Umgo
To support the AcaArmy and donate to their fundraising page visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/acaarmymegamix
If you would like to say thank you to care workers and raise awareness of the great work care workers do, please retweet and share the video to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram and tag The Care Workers’ Charity page, with the hashtag #AcaArmy