Methodists document Abbey Road's Haiti fundraising session

By staff writers
March 23, 2010

The aftermath of the Haiti earthquake disaster may be slipping from the media radar, but fundraising for the victims and for rebuilding the country is still going strong.

More than 200 professional singers turned up the other day at the Beatles’ former music hub – Abbey Road studios in north London – to record the charity single “Somebody Please”, due for release on 27 April 2010.

The Methodist editor and writer, George Luke, spent the day with the artists, catching interviews with Graham Kendrick, former ex-factor finalist Beverley Trotman and Noel Robinson, co-writer of the single.

"You can catch a sound bite from the track and learn what part the singer’s faith played in the recording by tuning into our podcast," the Methodist Church's Media Officer told news outlets and broadcasters yesterday.

The broadcast can be accessed here:

The Methodist Church in Britain has some 265,000 members, and 800,000 people are pastorally connected with the Church. It has around 5,800 churches across the country and also maintains links with other Methodist churches with a worldwide membership of 70 million. See:

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