Plymouth student releases music single with local women's charity

    It's to help raise funds for Trevi House amid the coronavirus pandemic

    A local medical student has released a music single alongside women's charity Trevi House.

    Sam Adedero and the Creative Change Plymouth collective have worked with Trevi to release the song 'Stronger Than Ever'.

    It speaks of the work they do to address addiction.

    It is hoped the proceeds made from the sale of the single will help the charity, who have been adversely affected by the pandemic.

    The idea came to Sam when he was tasked with developing a collaborative project in the real world as part of his degree.

    He did this in the form of the Creative Change Plymouth group, which also includes Plymouth students Leah Mitchell, Delali Avevor, Ben Moore and Samuel Mugglestone.

    They had originally planned to organise a music event for Trevi House, having visited the charity earlier this year. This had to be abandoned, however, due to the pandemic.

    Undeterred, the group evolved the project, collaborating online with musicians from various backgrounds, and with a wide range of expertise, to write and record a song for Trevi.

    Sam said: 

    “We hope that the song, Stronger Than Ever, resonates with people dealing with different forms of addiction and can serve as an anthem for them as they try to break free from their addictions.”

    Trevi House is one of only a handful of residential rehabilitation units for women in the UK and the only one that allows them to remain with their child while in treatment.

    They are offered an intensive programme that includes daily counselling, relationship analysis, group therapy and medical treatment while their children are looked after in the onsite nursery.

    Trevi has been fully operational since the COVID-19 pandemic hit with its waiting lists for all services rising weekly.

    Over the past month, the charity’s Sunflower Women’s Centre has experienced a notable increase in calls from women regarding domestic abuse and mental ill health such as extreme isolation.

    Angie Brooks, Registered Manager of Trevi House, said:

    “We are delighted that this song has been created in aid of our charity. The lyrics are fantastic, and we really connected with it when we first heard it.

    "We hope that this amazing piece of music is shared far and wide and that donations are vitally made so that we can help support more women and children in recovery.

    "I can imagine the women now stood singing it every time a resident successfully leaves the centre - I think it most certainly does have the potential to become our new anthem!”

    The song is available to download at Bandcamp.

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