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Volunteer writes Olympic song after inspirational event
A MAN was so inspired by last year’s Paralympic Games he penned the lyrics to a new song on his way home from the Closing Ceremony.
Now, three months on, those words scrawled by Phil Scotton, 48, on a train out of London form the basis of his song set for the big time.
Keep The Flame Alive will be released to raise money for Sports Aid - and the charity single is being backed by London mayor Boris Johnson, who has promised to take part in the song.
Phil’s dream has become reality after he successfully put together a group of 105 volunteers, called Vision, following last summer’s momentous event.
The group is split into singers, dancers and musicians.
Friend Mark Champion wrote the music, while others arranged the score, devised the harmonies and put together the choreography.
Rehearsals are underway, and the group is now seeking backing and sponsorship to record the single.
London Mayor Boris Johnson has also pledged his support and publically promised, at Mayor’s Question Time in Stratford Town Hall, to assist in securing rehearsal space for the group - and to perform a cameo role in the song.
Phil, who lives in Alexandra Road, Great Wakering, also has a personal reason for writing the song.
He added: “My mum Val passed away last year before the games and never watched me perform – so I’ve dedicated this song to her.”
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