A musically-minded medical student has worked with a leading women’s charity based in Plymouth to release a new single to help them raise funds amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Sam Adedero and the Creative Change Plymouth collective that he heads up have worked with Trevi House to release Stronger Than Ever, a song that speaks of the work the charity does to address addiction. It is hoped that proceeds from the sale of the single will help Trevi House, which like many charities has been adversely affected by the pandemic, particularly in relation to reduced fundraising and rising costs.
The idea for the single originated when Sam – a medical student from the University of Manchester – came to the University of Plymouth for an intercalated BA (Hons) Music degree. As part of his degree, Sam was tasked with developing a collaborative project in the real world, which he did in the form of the Creative Change Plymouth group.
The group, which also includes Plymouth students Leah Mitchell (Lyrics), Delali Avevor (Vocals and Lyrics), Ben Moore (Guitar) and Samuel Mugglestone (Guitar), had originally planned to organise a music event for Trevi House, having visited the charity earlier this year. This had to be abandoned, however, due to the pandemic. Undeterred, the group evolved the project, collaborating online with musicians from various backgrounds, and with a wide range of expertise, to write and record a song for Trevi.
“We hope that the song, Stronger Than Ever, resonates with people dealing with different forms of addiction and can serve as an anthem for them as they try to break free from their addictions.”