‘Step by Step’
Pupils from leading drama company, Bright Young Things, released a single in aid of Cancer Fund for Children. The single called ‘Step by Step’, commissioned by Bright Young Things, was written by local artist Katie Richardson and recorded at Half Bap Studios in Belfast with all the money raised going directly to Cancer Fund for Children. The single is accompanied by a music video which shows it being recorded in the studio and on the steps of St Anne’s Cathedral, the children in their Bright Young Things drama classes and also highlights some of the vital support services that Cancer Fund for Children provide in Northern Ireland.
Founder, Lisa Duffy commented that the original song ’Step by Step’ has been made by children, for children and conveys the ethos of Bright Young Things as they aim to build confidence and wellbeing in children. “We wanted to create an anthem that children and young people from everywhere could sing and listen to, something which they could relate to and would help get them through even the toughest of times. ‘Step by Step’ is about empowering young people with resilience and self-belief and letting them know that it’s okay not to be okay, and knowing that no matter what life throws at you, that you can get through it by believing in yourself, finding your voice and taking everything, step by step. This is a sentiment that is very relevant given that one in every ten children suffers from some form of mental illness, a figure that is growing all the time,”
Lisa continued, “The children at Bright Young Things know that they are contributing to making the lives of other children better and they have also got real strength from the song itself as we have all taken time to discuss and understand its meaning throughout classes over the last few terms so every single pupil has been a part of the whole experience.”
There is nothing more special than young people supporting other children, they may not know and may never meet, through one of the most difficult times in their lives. Every week in Northern Ireland another three children, teenagers and young adults are diagnosed with cancer. Cancer Fund for Children understand the devastating impact a cancer diagnosis has on families. Their support is not just focused on the young person but is built around the whole family. Every year they help around 800 children and their families by providing practical, financial and emotional support to help them become stronger, feel more connected and empowered.
To download ‘Step by Step’ by the Bright Young Things for £3.50 (inclusive of VAT) or to find out more information on the Bright Young Things Children’s Festival of Creativity go to www.bytdrama.com/charity. All the money raised will go directly to Cancer Fund for Children.