Karen Ewing

Charity single - Can you See the Rainbow?

Fundraising for Norfolk Community Foundation
raised of £5,000 target
We Bring people together to improve the lives of people in Norfolk


Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page for Norman Lamb’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund (via Norfolk Community Foundation).

During Lockdown, student Josh Shea and his mum -singer/songwriter Liz - took daily bike rides around picturesque Jersey. Together, inspired by beautiful rainbow pictures across the island,  they composed “Can You See the Rainbow?”  with friend, collaborator and playwright Karen Forbes- Ewing who helped shape the lyrics.

Since then, they have recruited others - including Tring Park 16, BBC Songs Of Praise Young Choir of the Year 2019 - to record and release this song as a charity single. Upcoming actor Josh ( Fantastic  Beasts) sings the lead vocal alongside pop vocalist Lydia Singer, both recent graduates from the performing arts school in Tring.

International conductor and choirmaster David Lawrence has arranged the song for SATB choir for this recording and Olly Scott ( Chetham’s School  of Music) has produced the song together with Dominic Ferris, West End music producer at Sony/UMG and ambassador for Steinway and Sons.

Our 3 special causes reflect our individual passions. Liz supports Kairos Arts who facilitate therapeutic arts workshops for domestic abuse, trafficking and dementia sufferers. Josh has chosen the NHS Charities Together in support of care workers nationwide. Inspired by former MP Sir Norman Lamb’s legacy in support of the children and young people of Norfolk, I have chosen the Norfolk Community Foundation which contributes to a variety of organisations which raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues and ensure that vulnerable people can access the quality support they need, especially during these difficult and challenging times. These considerations are very close to my heart.

David Lawrence has arranged the song in three parts for children’s choirs- available for schools from this September for a small donation.

About the charity

Supporting over 2,000 small charitable groups working on the ground, our work touches 1 in 4 people in Norfolk – from those dependent on local practical and social support, to whole communities benefiting from improved buildings and green spaces.

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