Lincoln Cancer Fighters release second charity single

Lincoln singing sensations The Cancer Fighters are back with a new charity single, penned by an award winning songwriter to the stars, in aid of Stand Up To Cancer.

The local group, who’ve all been through treatment for cancer or lost loved ones to the disease, have now launched their new single ‘We Are The Cancer Fighters’.

The song has been written for them and features pupils and the school choir from Heighington Millfield Primary Academy.

The song was released on October 1 and can be downloaded from Amazon, iTunes and Google Play and costs 99p.

The new song 'We are the Cancer Fighters' was released on October 1.

The new song ‘We Are The Cancer Fighters’ was released on October 1.

Proceeds from the song will be donated to Stand Up To Cancer – a joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, which aims to help beat cancer sooner.

Launched in the UK in 2012, the campaign has already raised more than £25 million to fund translational research, which take developments in the lab and transforms them into brand new tests and treatments for cancer patients.

Staff at the Lincoln oncology unit also appear in the video, and Insonic, a local studio, donated facilities for free so the children could record their lines.

Amelia, who's family has a history of cancer, set up The Cancer Fighters as she felt there needed to be a flagship song for cancer research. Photo: Emily Norton

Amelia, who’s family has a history of cancer, set up The Cancer Fighters as she felt there needed to be a flagship song for cancer research. Photo: Emily Norton

The song has been written by Bob Puzey, the Ivor Novello Award Winning songwriter.

Amelia Bailey, one of The Cancer Fighters, said: “I thought we should have our own song. I decided if you don’t ask, you don’t get. I contacted Bob Puzey and he said yes.

“Then I then asked if he could help with the recording studio and the video. He said yes again!”

Many of The Cancer Fighters have been through treatment for cancer, filming the music video saw them return to their old chemotherapy treatment centre.

Amelia added: “I felt very anxious before I went back but the nurses were all lovely and gave me a big hug.”

To support The Cancer Fighters visit their website.