A TALENTED young schoolboy is following his dream by releasing a song for Christmas to raise money for charity.
Singer Charlie Green, of Coppice Way, Droitwich Spa, is following in the footsteps of his singing idols with his first single, Hands Around the World. The song was commissioned by his father Roger
and was written by musician and songwriter Cedric Whitehouse. It is about the present day world as seen through Charlie's eyes.
Proceeds raised through the sale of the CD will be donated to help his school friend Murray Field, who suffers from Muscular Dystrophy.
Roger said: "This is quite a rare disease and it is very debilitating. It is important that we are raising the money for charity as it's a worthwhile cause and we have the connection with Murray,
which gives it extra importance."
Ten-year-old Charlie has been singing since before his third birthday and at the age of five he performed in a show at the Royal Opera House in York.
"In 2005 he was invited to sing at St James' Palace in front of Princess Anne for the Not Forgotten Association for ex-servicemen. He performed alongside Cilla Black and many other stars," said
Charlie, who attends Westacre Middle School, is also an accomplished piano player and enjoys playing football and basketball.
"It is very exciting that this is happening. I love performing and singing," he said.
"When the song first came up I learnt it and then my dad suggested we do this and try and raise money for Murray and Muscular Dystrophy. So I thought that was a good idea too."
The single will be available on iTunes and other download sites shortly, and is already available on www.audiolunchbox.com Charlie's website at www.charliegreenmusic.com will also be up and
running soon with more details.