Comedian Jason Manford is to release a charity single to raise funds and awareness for the Trussell Trust’s first ever large-scale emergency appeal to ensure that food banks can keep going this winter.
Released on 25th November via the Westway Red label, ‘Assembly Bangers’ is a brilliantly nostalgic dance track based on the ‘hits’ that have been sung in school assemblies for many decades.
‘Assembly Bangers’ has been a huge success as the upbeat finale of Jason’s critically acclaimed 280+ date ‘Like Me’ UK tour, with sold-out audiences coming together to sing along to the track that features This Light Little of Mine, He’s Got the Whole World on His Hands, When I Needed a Neighbour, Lord of the Dance and Sing Hosanna.
All profits from the single will be donated to the Trussell Trust’s Emergency Fund Appeal, which is supporting food banks across the UK during this very difficult economic time.
The Trussell Trust’s vision is for an end to the need for food banks in the UK, with the trust’s work currently supporting more than 1300 local food bank centres across the UK who are providing practical support for people facing hardship.
Through this emergency appeal the Trussell Trust hopes to raise the vital funds required to ensure that food banks can meet this devastating rise in need and continue to support people who are experiencing hardship.
As well as raising vital funds, the Trussell Trust hopes this emergency appeal will act as a stark reminder of how reliant we have become as a society on the kindness of volunteers.
The Trussell Trust has been campaigning for the UK government to step in to provide adequate support so that no one is ever forced to use a food bank.
Jason said, “When I first started talking about Assembly Bangers on stage I never once thought we’d get to this point of releasing an actual record! It’s nuts. But so many people have messaged asking me to do it so here we are. Not only am I delighted to be releasing this single, but all profits will be going to the Trussell Trust; I’m a big supporter of the work they do. The track is a bit of nostalgic fun from our school days and if we can raise money for the charity, whilst having a laugh with the single, that would be fantastic!”
The Trussell Trust’s CEO, Emma Revie said, “Our food banks are preparing for the toughest winter yet as they struggle to balance rising operational costs with a tsunami of need as more people find themselves unable to afford the essentials. Between April and September of this year, more than 320,000 people used a food bank for the first time – that is the equivalent of everyone in Nottingham needing to access emergency food. We greatly appreciate Jason’s support and the funds raised by this single will play a vital part in helping to keep food banks going this winter as they distribute an estimated 7,000 parcels each day.”
To pre-save/stream ‘Assembly Bangers’ click here: https://ingrv.es/assembly-bangers-5pg-1
To make a financial donation to the Trussell Trust in support of the Emergency Appeal Fund, visit www.trusselltrust.org/appeal for more information or call 01722 580 178 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm).
To donate food and toiletries to your local food bank, visit www.trusselltrust.org to find you nearest food bank, view the list of items that they need most and locate your nearest collection point.