Pop Allstars – Never gonna give you up 2020 (North Staffs Mind Tribute)
Stoke-on-Trent DJ, Terry Bossons made a video for the NHS last month that hit the target of £1500 in a matter of days. So this time, he has set out to raise £1000 for North Staffs Mind to support their delivery of counselling and advice.
North Staffs Mind is keeping it’s services going during the pandemic and moved many of it’s services online or over the phone. They now have an Adult Support line, Parent Support line, a Young person’s Support line and their instant messaging service called Speak Up Space.
£1,000 raised for them is the equivalent of 10 support group meetings, 25 counselling sessions, or 54 hours of online support for young people.
Terry has enlisted the help of over thirty pop and TV stars to re-record the Rick Astley hit “Never gonna give you up”. The message is to not give up and help those affected by mental health issues.
The song features (in no particular order) pop acts:Toyah, Then Jerico, 5ive, S Club, T’Pau, Sinitta, Rozalla, Gaz Sampson, Lolly, Owen Paul, Cleopatra, Dr and the medics, Capella, Hazell Dean, Black Lace, Modern Romance and Kym Sims.
From TV there is Bobby Davro, Zippy, Paul Cooper (This Country), Danny John Jules (Red Dwarf), Jet (Gladiators), Steffan Rhodri (Gavin and Stacy), Hacker T Dog, Trev and Simon, Sandi & Sandra (Gogglebox), Shaun Williamson (Eastenders), Martin Roberts (Homes under the hammer), Arthur Bostrom (Allo Allo) and Ethan Lawrence (Afterlife).
There is also a guest appearance from Ghostbusters star Ernie Hudson and Terry has tracked down the original dancer from the Rick Astley video, Clive Clarke. Everyone sent a video in themselves whilst at home on lockdown.
Watch the video here:
MP3 available on request.
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Every penny you donate will go to the North Staffs Mind Charity. Visit their website: https://nsmind.org.uk