Wellingborough youngsters record festive CD

Wellingborough Hatton Rotary Club teamed up with the Papworth Trust to help a group of children with additional needs make a Christmas CD.
Wellingborough Hatton Rotary Club teamed up with the Papworth Trust to help a group of children with additional needs make a Christmas CD.

Wellingborough Hatton Rotary Club has given a special gift to a group of young people with additional needs this Christmas by inviting them to a recording studio to make their own CD.

The rotary club has been working closely with disability charity Papworth Trust throughout the year.

Rotary members Nigel Grimmit and Ken Harrington visited the charity’s Fun United Youth Club in Wellingborough recently and decided to arrange the special experience for the group.

The youth club visited the Beck recording studio in late November and made a recording of themselves singing Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.

Each of the young people took a CD of the recording home to share with friends and family.

Papworth Trust transitions business manager Alison Merrilees said: “We are so grateful for this experience, which allowed these young people an exciting chance to try something new and be a pop star for the day.

“Music and singing is a really popular activity at the club, so it was a great opportunity for the young people to be creative and learn more about how the recording process works.”

Martin, a youngster who attends the club, learned all the words for the song and said: “It was really good.”

Call 0800 952 5000 or email info@papworthtrust.org.uk for more about the Papworth Trust.