FRIENDS of a popular teenager who died tragically from leukaemia nearly two years ago have released a charity CD in his memory.
Money from the sale of the 10-track album, Promises, will go to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, where Charlie Wyatt was treated before he died.
Charlie, aged 13, who lived in Ainsworth, was a popular pupil at Tottington High School.
Since his death, fellow pupils and others raised money for a plaque in Charlie’s memory and also sold orange ribbons for the oncology ward where he was cared for.
A number of fellow Tottington High School pupils, who are featured in Promises, performed some of the tracks during the launch of the CD at the hospital on Monday. The album is currently available for download at iTunes and Amazon. Fellow Tottington High pupil Hayley Grocock, aged 15, said: “The CD consists of cover versions, apart from one track, Charlie’s Song.
“The album was made by everyone in the Charlie Wyatt fundraising committee, as well as others. Around 25 different people were involved in the CD.
“We had help from numerous people who all gave free recording time. That meant we were able to record the CD for nothing.
“We started to think about doing an album a year ago. We did our first set of recordings at the start of the year and the last ones took place about two months ago.”
Hayley added: “It was very stressful to do, but the overall outcome is well worth everything we’ve been through because we will be helping people.”