MOBO Awards choir B Positive have released a new single to raise awareness of Sickle Cell disease and to encourage a new generation of blood donors to tackle the condition.
The track was debuted at the MOBO Awards in Leeds last month, and saw the choir teaming up with soul singer Lurine Cato to cover ‘Rise Up’ by Andra Day.
The choir was formed only 8 weeks before the ceremony, with the aim of using music in order to increase the number of new blood donors to tackle the disease, particularly among Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicities who are severely under represented.
All proceeds from the track are going to NHS Sickle Cell wards to help them with their life changing work. You can download it here.
The disease has also directly affected some of the choir’s very own members too – with singer Davinia outlining her experiences in a recent interview.
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Describing the track, MOBO founder and CEO Kanya King said: “We are proud to work with NHS Blood and Transplant on the B Positive campaign and use our platform to help recruit new donors. We werehonoured to be able to provide B Positive Choir with their television debut, and it’s amazing to see the response they’ve received.
We have had so many positive messages of support and love for the song –and consequently have made it available for download.”