Date: Tuesday 12 August 2014
We have offered our support to the production of a charity song being released to raise funds for the maintenance of a memorial created to mark the mining disaster in Senghenydd, near Caerphilly, South Wales.
The memorial remembers the 440 workers who died in an explosion at the Universal Colliery in Senghenydd in 1913.
A charity single will be released in October to mark the 101st anniversary of the Senghenydd Disaster, and we donated £250 towards the production of the song.
Producer and composer duo Dan and Laura Curtis were involved in the production of a charity single, ‘A Miner’s Song’, which was released last year for the 100th anniversary, and are putting together the new single.
Dan says: “The lyrics of the song are a hymn which was written in 1913, but the music was sadly lost. We thought it would be lovely to write some music to go with the words and release it, but funding was a problem.
“We are really grateful to Taylor Wimpey for their contribution, which is a real help with this project.
“We are about to start work on recording the song and we look forward to releasing it later this year.”
Sara Taylor, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “As a local housebuilder, we are committed to supporting the communities in which we build, and we were only too pleased to make a donation to support the production of this new single.
“The tragic accident at Senghenydd is important for us to remember, and we are pleased to back this project to help with the maintenance of the memorial.
“We wish Dan and Laura all the best for the production of the song, and we look forward to hearing the finished product.”