Guitarist plays on charity song in a bid to reach the Top 40
4:50pm Saturday 23rd February 2013 in News
A guitarist from a Wimbledon retirement properties has played on a charity song in a bid to reach the Top 40.
Victor Haywood, 68, who lives in Louie Black House in Elm Grove, joined staff and older people living in Anchor care homes and retirement properties from across London to record the song.
More than 150 people from across the county will be singing segments of the song which will be mixed by a professional record producer.
All the money raised from the sales of the Anchor Community Band record will be donated to charity Contact the Elderly, which organises monthly tea parties for older people who live alone.
Mr Haywood, a folk and Irish music fan, has played the guitar for more than 30 years.
He said: “Rehearsing and recording this song with older people living in other Anchor properties has been such an amazing experience and fun. I’ve really enjoyed making music with them.
“It’s a really powerful song because the words are telling younger people we are exactly the same as them but just a bit older. At the same time, the lyrics are meaningful to my generation and will evoke memories for many.”