THE singers involved with a charity single in memory of Brooke Reid, the 12-year-old Ballymena girl who tragically lost her life in a house fire in September, have released a video of their production.
It is a cover of the Christmas classic ‘When a Child is Born’ and is performed by Andrew McMurdie, Steve Farlow, Alastair Coyles and Jessica Clail.
In a message on the CD cover Andrew McMurdie says: ‘In loving memory of our friend Brooke Reid who tragically lost her life due to a house fire.
‘We hope to honour her memory and life by raising money for Ballykeel Together Development Association; Bright Stars Special Needs Youth Club and also hope to erect a memorial plaque in Dunclug College, Ballymena, which she attended. May her gentle soul rest in peace.’
In a social media post, Andrew added: “This was a very meaningful, touching and special project close to my heart and I was glad my good friends Steve Farlow, Alastair Coyles and Jessica Clail agreed to assist me.
“They very kindly put their vocals, with myself, to a charity Christmas single in memory of a family friend, young Brooke Reid from Ballykeel, Ballymena.”
He added: “Delighted folks that the single is doing well.”
Now with the release of the video, Andrew adds: “Folks delighted to share this video with you.. Huge thanks to Arkmedia for a fantastic production on this very special song.
“CDs can be purchased from any of the artists and all proceeds are going to Bright Stars Special Needs young people and a memorial in memory of Brooke.
“Thanks to everyone Paul McNeilly for producing this single and Debra Dowler and Barry Doyle for all their help.
“Delighted with Steve Farlow, Alastair Coyles and Jessica Clare Alexander.
“In memory of one special little girl with Martha McMaster all the McMaster family and Geoff Reid and all the Reid family. Fly high Brooke”.
If you would like to purchase a CD, priced £5 & p+p, please send a private message on Facebook to one of the following: Andrew McMurdie www.facebook.com/andrew.mcmurdie.5 Billy McMaster www.facebook.com/billy.mcmaster.3 Martha McMaster www.facebook.com/marthamcmaster