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Musician caught up in Tunisia attack releases charity single

13 July 2015

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A musician who was holidaying metres from the scene of this month’s attack in Tunisia has released a fundraising single to raise money for the Red Cross.

David Schofield was inspired by the organisation’s work after 38 people were killed at the Sousse beach resort. He has dedicated his cover of Somewhere Over the Rainbow to everyone affected by the attack.

David was staying at a nearby hotel with his girlfriend, and had to rush inside when the violence took place.

Within days a British Red Cross team had flown to Tunisia to support people caught up in the shooting.

David said: “The Red Cross is an amazing organization and I know people will definitely benefit from their help and support after such a terrible event. Over the rainbow is an absolutely beautiful piece of music that is full of hope.

“Personally, I find the piece very emotional so hope it will offer some comfort or release to those affected by the attacks.”

Dominic Briant, operations director for the Red Cross in Manchester said: “We are touched by Mr Schofield’s generosity and moved to hear he is releasing a single for the Red Cross after witnessing the work of our psychosocial support team in Tunisia last week.

 “It means a great deal to us to know our volunteers were of some comfort to those affected by the attack.”

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