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Tragically, suicide is the biggest killer of young people under 35 in the UK, and every year up to 200 children are lost to suicide.

The Songs For T project was started by local promoter and music fan Richy Hetherington and his family, who are understandably still reeling from the loss of their 15 year old son, Thomas, to suicide last year. Having reached out to some of their favourite artists to support an album release, the music and art loving family have curated a charity album in order to raise money for PAPYRUS, a charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide in the UK and anti-bullying charity Kidscape. The album will feature tracks from the likes of Jeffrey Lewis, Nev Clay, Elle Longstaff, Dressed Like Wolves, Mage Tears & Loveable Holes, Dandelion Hands and many more.

Thomas’ Dad Richy says: “Supporting PAPYRUS is very important to me because although we knew Thomas was having some issues we never truly understood just how badly Thomas was feeling, we need young people to be more aware of the help that is available and for conversations about self-harm and suicide to be more open with parents and carers. I really want to try to raise money, and to increase awareness of suicide prevention and helping to save young lives.”

The album will be available through the Butterfly Effect label, with the vinyl pre-sale via PressOn Vinyl’s FairSound project, and other formats available via Richy’s own Bandcamp, Katpis Tapes.

Songs For T is available for pre-sale now.


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