Clitheroe brother releases Christmas single in memory of his beloved sister to raise funds for brain tumour charity
Ribble Valley musician Chris Scott is raising funds for research and awareness to brain tumours after releasing a single in memory of his dear sister Nadia.
The lead singer with The Misfits was inspired to put the song "Come home for Christmas" together by his sister Nadia Scott, who died after a battle with Stage 4 glioma brain tumour.
Nadia was diagnosed in June 2019, and underwent brain surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, but passed away in May this year, aged 33, leaving behind her young daughter.
Chris said: “Nadia was a positive, happy, infectious and social person who loved her friends and family, especially her daughter Maddison. Throughout her treatment her positivity and attitude was inspiring to everyone around her.
“Even though she was told the tumour was incurable she still managed to convince everyone she was going to beat it. She was making plans for what she was going to do when she was well again. Her last round of treatment was actually cancelled, due to Covid-19, which may have given her more time, but not long after she sadly passed away.
“This year it seems that cancer treatments have taken a back seat because of coronavirus and it could be easy to forget that cancer is still here and affecting people and families, so I think it’s a good time to try and raise more awareness of this disease, raise to money to help the brain tumour charity and also to remember Nadia.”
"Come Home for Christmas" is an original song by Musique pianist Paul Walker and his wife Hilary Walker, about the yearning for a loved one to come back at this emotional time of year. The finished track is produced by Jamie Turner.
The song was performed remotely by musicians in their own homes, due to current government restrictions; and all performers and artists donated their time and performance in support of the cause.
Chris said: “I am really happy and proud with how the song has turned out and also how everyone came together to make this possible in such a short space of time.
“Everyone has done their part and it wouldn’t have been possible without the effort of each person involved, so a big thanks to everyone involved and to the Musique events agency for making this happen.
Chris and the Musique Collective have set a target to raise £1,000 for The Brain Tumour Charity through www.justgiving.com/fundraising/musiqueagency and the music video and free mp3 download of the song ‘Come home for Christmas’ can be found at: https://musique.agency/christmas.
Geraldine Pipping, The Charity’s Director of Fundraising, said: “We are extremely grateful for all the efforts made by our fantastic fundraisers and wish them all the very best. Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of the under 40s and, unlike other cancers, survival rates have not improved over the last 40 years.
“We are leading the way in changing this and truly fighting brain tumours on all fronts through our work.
“We receive no government funding and rely 100% on voluntary donations, so it’s only through the efforts of people like Chris that we can change these shocking statistics in the future and bring hope to the thousands of people who are diagnosed with a brain tumour every year.”