A Whitby man has helped to produce a World Cup anthem that is taking the charts by storm and raising money for charity at the same time.
Rick Stead, who himself is a member of Whitby band named Moonwreck, has worked with York schoolteachers Robin Parmiter and Ian Wilson to create ‘Bring it Home’.
And Rick, who is jetting out to Brazil this week to watch the World Cup, said: “I think this is going to be the best week of my life. I promised the guys that if we get the song in the charts I would sing the song at the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro.”
Bring it Home is the first single on a new record label which Rick has helped establish, called Band Crusade.
Web designer Rick, added: “We came across the song online and thought it was pretty decent and as good as Three Lions on a Shirt.”
The song has this week hit the top of the Amazon download chart and also features in the iTunes chart.
Among its celebrity fans are Clare Balding, Miranda Hart and Jack Whitehall who spread word of the track on Twitter.
Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Anne Maguire Education Fund, set up in memory of the Leeds teacher who was stabbed and killed during a lesson on April 28.
Other cash will be given to the Bobby Moore Fund, set up in memory of the former England captain who led the country to World Cup glory in 1966.
To check out the video to Bring It Home, visit www.whitbygazette.co.uk