Irish rockers cover Foo Fighters’ classic hit to raise money for great charities
Irish rock band Wild Youth have recorded a moving version of a classic Foo Fighters hit and are donating the proceeds to a number of charities.
The band performed the Foo’s 1995 single ‘My Hero’ as part of the Woodies’ Heroes Campaign- the charity started by Woodie’s hardware chain.
They were joined in the studio by a strong supporting cast of volunteers who provided backing vocals.
It is for a number of great causes with four charities set benefit from the sales of the single.
Proceeds will go to Temple Street, Down Syndrome Ireland, Make-A-Wish and the Jack & Jill Foundation.
Temple Street provide care to sick children in Ireland, Down Syndrome Ireland works to improve the quality of life of people with Down Syndrome, Make a Wish grants special wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses and the Jack and Jull Foundation provide home respite care and end of life care to children from birth to five years old.
Over the last few years Woodies’ Heroes have raised a hugely impressive €750,000 for their campaign and are hoping to pass the €1m milestone this year.
The single is out now and is available from iTunes and Woodies.ie.
Wild Youth’s Conor O’Donoghue commented: “Temple Street, Down Syndrome Ireland, Make-A-Wish and Jack and Jill are four amazing charities, doing unbelievable work for children in Ireland.
“They deserve as much help as we can give them, so we were delighted when the Woodies Choir asked us to get involved.
“We had a great day, there was some serious talent in the group and we’re looking forward to you hearing our version of Heroes. Dig deep and support this great cause.”
Woodie’s Heroes posted onto social media: “From those who donate, to our colleagues who fundraise, to the charities who provide essential services, to the immensely brave children and their families , you are ALL Woodie’s Heroes! Once again we are hoping to support four incredible charities in 2018.”
Take a look at the video below.
For more information visit Woodies website
Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling