Celebs back ex-Yavneh pupil’s single for children’s bereavement charity
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Celebs back ex-Yavneh pupil’s single for children’s bereavement charity

Host of well-known figures lend support to 17-year-old Molly Lane's track which seeks to raise money for Grief Encounter

A host of celebrities have helped a 17-year old Jewish student and her friends raise money for a children’s bereavement charity by publicising the release of her song.

Molly Lane, a former Yavneh College student now studying performing arts in Elstree, sang ‘Do They Dance in Heaven,’ releasing it as a downloadable single this week, and was shocked by the celebrity backing she received.

Big names from TV and music included Keith Lemon, Rob Rinder, Little Mix, Martin Lewis, Gogglebox’s Amy Tapper, boxer Isaac Chamberlain, Jess Wright, Michelle Heaton and Fred Sirieix, the a French Maître d’hôtel from First Dates.

Lane and her friends volunteer at Grief Encounter, which supports children and young people who have suffered the death of a parent or sibling, and is hoping her song will top the charts this weekend, with a huge social media push for downloads.

“We are so proud of the effort that this group of teenagers have put in to raising awareness of the issues that children face when having to deal with loss,” said the charity’s founder Shelley Gilbert. “It is humbling to see children working hard to help other children, less fortunate than themselves.”

The song is a group effort. It was written by Perrie Young after the loss of his father in April 2017, and the accompanying video was produced and filmed by fellow students at the University Technical College in Elstree.

The charity’s ambassadors include soprano Katherine Jenkins, actresses Gemma Atkinson and Lisa Faulkner, presenter and author Jeff Brazier, and MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis.

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