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The City of Sydney has produced its first New Year’s Eve anthem, We Are The Light, to raise money for international humanitarian aid organisation CARE Australia. The uplifting original pop song about the importance of future hopes and dreams is available for download from the iTunes store, with all proceeds going to the 2011 Sydney New Year’s Eve charity partner.
We Are The Light was composed by Nick Wood from music production company SYN, which was established in 1998 with Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon and his wife, Yasmin Le Bon.
The song features Sydney’s Joe Pringle from US band Neon Hymns, former Adelaide resident Liz Bojanic, Cut Snake drummer Alex Carapetis, and choral back-up by the Sydney Children’s Choir.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore said she hoped the anthem would help raise urgently needed funds for people who are starving in East Africa.
“Sydneysiders have donated almost $75,000 since my East Africa Food Crisis Appeal kicked off last month with a $100,000 donation from the City – with the Federal Government matching donations, that’s almost $250,000 raised so far.”
CARE Australia’s CEO, Dr Julie Newton-Howes, said the charity was excited to have a fund-raising song.
Composer Nick Wood said he hoped the song would inspire people to think about their dreams for 2012 and consider making a donation to CARE Australia.
The official charity of 2011 Sydney New Year’s Eve is CARE Australia, an international humanitarian aid organisation defending dignity and fighting global poverty. The Lord Mayor has established a special East Africa Food Crisis Appeal to generate donations in support of CARE’s work in the famine-affected region. www.care.org.auShare
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