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Sea Aid project for wave appeal

Thursday, 13th January 2005.

First it was Band Aid, now it's Sead Aid.

A group of musicians in Haverhill releasing a CD single to raise money for the Asian tsunami appeal are urging the community to get involved.

Sea Aid was the concept of Jow Osborne, of Strawberry Fields, who has performed on the town's music circuit for more than 30 years.

The CD will feature two songs, with the lead ballad, Children of the Sea, written by Mr Osborne. The track is dedicated to the thousands of people who lost thier lives in the disaster on Boxing day.

The song will be performed on electric and acoustic guitars and feature the Haverhill guitar player Eric Roche, who has toured throughout the USA.

"This is the first Band Aid type of event I've ever heard of in Haverhill, so it's worth getting involved in." said Mr. Osborne.

"It's also much more than just throwing a few pounds in a bucket and forgetting about it."

And with a grant from Haverhill Town Council and the song writing complete, the project is going well.

Mr Osborne, who works as a prison officer at Highpoint Prison, said the team needs help to produce and publicise the CD. They hope to have a master copy recorded by Sunday and copies boxed up by the end of next week.

"We're desperate for blank CDs, people who can help us duplicate copies from the master copy, graphic designers and people involved with printing," he said.

He hopes as many local shops as possible will stock the CD, which will have an initial production run of 1,000. To get involved in Sea Aid, call Joe Osborne on (01440) 703701.

Haverhill Weekly News

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