A mum-of-seven from Northampton who was brought to tears when she saw the picture of a drowned Syrian boy in Turkey is to release a charity single to help the refugee crisis.
Duston singer Aine Cullen has already launched a Facebook appeal calling on people to donate clothing and bedding for the migrants and refugees stranded in Calais.
She was prompted to take action after harrowing pictures emerged of the body of a Syrian boy circulated last week and is due to drive all of the collected goods, currently being held in a lock-up in Sixfields, down to Calais next week.
But the charitable 36-year-old who is known around Northampton for offering to sing free-of-charge at weddings and funerals is not stopping there.
This weekend she is set to record a charity single ‘A letter on the Wind’, which she aims to release on iTunes on Monday.
All the money received from the single will go towards charities helping the refugee crisis.
She said: “I’m a singer and a song writer so this is the resource I can give, so I just want to use my skills to help people.
“I just want to get this released as soon a possible, those poor people have been through enough.”
Mrs Cullen, who is also a published children’s author, says the response to her campaign to collect essentials for the migrants in Calais has been “wonderful.”
She sat down to pen the song this week.
“The inspiration came when I was thinking to myself how we can make the world a better place. I guess the song is about a person wanting help but not knowing how.”
To donate clothing, bedding and mattresses to Mrs Cullen, items can be dropped off at Access Storage depot in Tollgate Way, Sixfields. Currently she says she needs more donations of men’s clothing.
To contact Aine, and to arrange dropping off goods at her house at 31 Crawford Avenue, Duston, email her on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07541698686.