Charity single for murdered soldier Lee Rigby

Gary Gardner with emerging artists who are releasing a charity single called Miss You Machine.
Gary Gardner with emerging artists who are releasing a charity single called Miss You Machine.

A charity single to raise funds for The Fusillers Aid Society in memory of murdered soldier Lee Rigby has been brought together by a Medbourne man.

Gary Gardner, who last summer organised a truck-pull event in Medbourne to raise funds for charity, has brought emerging young performers together for the new release.

The single, Miss You Machine, will be available to download through iTunes from this Saturday and Mr Gardner is hoping it will reach the number one slot.

The single has been written by ex-Royal Marine Josh Clarke from RemedySounds and describes the imagination of a small child whose father has died.

He builds a “miss you machine” to go back in time and relive his special moments with his father.

Mr Gardner said the single is dedicated to the memory of Lee Rigby and alludes to his three-year-old son Jack, but added that the single is relevant to all of us at some point in our lives.

He said: “We hope this message resonates with the nation and with people’s support could generate funds for the Fusiliers to support families like Jack’s and bring something special and positive out of sadness.”

Fusilier Rigby (25) was brutally slain outside Woolwich barracks in May last year.

His killers are due to be sentenced later this month.

The single was recorded by the team of young musicians in December.

The group was led by Outside The Box charity events promoter Mr Gardner and The Artful Dodger alongside producer Richard ‘Digby’ Smith.

Miss You Machine was recorded at Metropolis in Chiswick, London, where Queen, Adele, Rhianna and Amy Winehouse have all recorded in the past.

Proceeds from the song will be donated to The Fusiliers Aid Society and the charity will use the money to support Fusilier Rigby’s son Jack and others like him.

Together In Harmony, the collective behind the single, consists of RemedySounds, Dretonio, Victoria Chloe, Saffron Silva, Christina Chara, Charlotte Ward, Marcus McCoan, Sapphire, Lucy May, James Grizzly Bailey, James Masonfrom Ghost of Samantha, Liberty Grant, Nathanael, Sarah De Warren, Jasmine Eicoc and girl band Sweet Cheeks.

Fusilier Rigby’s widow RebeccaRigby said: “We are humbled by the support of these young artists coming together to help my son Jack.”

This Saturday’s release date will be accompanied by a launch in Trafalgar Square which Mr Gardner will be attending.