This winter, J ason Manford will release a charity single with a school assembly theme to raise money for UK food banks.
The humorist and vocalist has been playing out the nostalgic singalong track, named Gathering Bangers, as the finale of his widely praised and sold-out Like Me visit.
Snippets from classic assembly songs like “This Light Little of Mine,” “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands,” “When I Needed a Neighbor,” “Lord Of The Dance,” and “Sing Hosanna” can be heard in this arrangement.
The Trussell Trust’s Emergency Fund Appeal, which is supporting food banks across the UK during this extremely difficult economic time, will receive all profits from the single.
Manford said that releasing the song as a single was “nuts,” but he was “delighted” to support the Trussell Trust.When I first started talking about Assembly Bangers on stage, I had no idea we would eventually release a record!He stated, “It’s nuts.”
“However, I’ve received numerous messages requesting my assistance, so here we are.
“Not only am I thrilled to release this single, but all proceeds will be donated to the Trussell Trust;”Their work is greatly appreciated by me.
“The track is a little bit of nostalgic fun from our school days, and if we can raise money for the charity while having a good time with the single, that would be awesome,” the singer says.
When I first began discussing Assembly Bangers on stage, I had no idea that we would eventually release a record!It’s absurd.
This campaign is the Trussell Trust’s first-ever large-scale emergency appeal to ensure that UK food banks can continue operating this winter despite the extremely challenging economic climate.The Trussell Trust hopes that this emergency appeal will serve as a reminder of how reliant society has become on the generosity of volunteers in addition to raising vital funds.
The Trussell Trust’s goal is to eliminate the UK’s need for food banks, and the organization is currently supporting more than 1300 local food banks.
Additionally, the Trussell Trust has been advocating for the UK government to intervene and provide sufficient assistance to ensure that no one ever has to use a food bank.
Emma Revie, the chief executive of the Trust, stated:As more people find themselves unable to afford the necessities, our food banks are preparing for the most difficult winter yet as they struggle to balance rising operational costs with a tsunami of need.
“More than 320,000 people used a food bank for the first time between April and September of this year. That’s the same number of people who needed access to emergency food as everyone in Nottingham.
“We greatly appreciate Jason’s support, and the funds raised by this single will play a crucial role in assisting food banks in maintaining their operations this winter, when they distribute an estimated 7,000 parcels each day,” the band said.
You can pre-order Assembly Bangers online, and you can give to the Trussell Trust both online and in person.