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It’s a choral rendition of the Christmas number one we never knew we needed...
East 17’s Tony Mortimer has collaborated with Waltham Forest Youth Choir and East London Brass to re-record ‘Stay Another Day’.
Tony is joined on the record by the 100-strong choir from his hometown, Walthamstow, which is made up of 11 to 16 year olds, accompanied by the brass band.
The song has been re-recorded to raise money for the charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), an organisation which is close to the singer’s heart.
25 per cent of the record sales will be donated to the mental health charity.
The collaboration is just one of a few events around Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture – an initiative which highlights the diversity and cultures of the borough.
“Everyone remembers ‘Stay Another Day’ as a Christmas record, but underneath the white parkas and fake snow is a song about male mental health and a story about my brother who took his own life,” Tony told ITV.
“CALM is a charity very close to my heart and I hope this release gives people who are struggling the confidence to speak up and seek help.’’