Community raise money with a Christmas song

23 November 2011

Meet Me In WInter video shoot

A local community in Gloucestershire has joined forces in support of Shelter, to record a charity single called Meet Me In Winter.

Hundreds of residents from Wotton-under-Edge have worked together to create the single and video – and they’re hoping it will be heard and sung all over the world this Christmas.

The project was organised by local musician Katie Elliott, who also co-wrote the song. Recording and filming took place in September and October of this year, with the support of industry professionals – including a filmmaker, record producer and designer – as well as local residents.

The idea for ‘Meet Me In Winter’ stemmed from Katie’s own experiences of ill health, when she found great strength and support from her local community.

‘While I was in hospital, I became very aware that many people there didn’t have the kind of support that I did. I have a family, people around me to help when I need it and a home - but lots of people don’t have those things.

It’s amazing what can be achieved when a community bands together and we can’t wait for people to hear the song and see the video.’

Profits from sales of the single will be divided between Shelter and Mind, and to help reopen Wotton’s Youth Centre, which closed recently due to funding cuts.

Find out more about the project and how to support the single on the Meet Me In Winter website.

Watch a trailer for 'Meet Me In Winter' on You Tube.