A Chester based musician who has been unable to see his partner due to her working as a front-line student nurse has released a cover version in solidarity with all those who are separated from their loved ones during the coronavirus crisis, with the aim of raising funds for a charity which supports Nurses, Midwives and Healthcare Assistants in times of need.
Dan Schott and bandmate Vince Cory, of local band Startripper, well known locally as part of the live music scene in Chester are donating all proceeds from their cover of Summer(The First Time) by Bobby Goldsboro directly to nursing charity The Cavell Nurses’ Trust, named after pioneering female nurse Edith Cavell and say they feel the song “strikes the right note in these terrible times”. Says Dan : “ I’d forgotten the track existed but having heard it again for the first time in maybe 30 years, I’m not afraid to say I broke down a little. It seemed to sum up exactly how I was feeling? I don’t think I’ll ever forget that feeling for as long as I live, but that’s music for you isn’t it? A rollercoaster of emotions. This has mainly been mostly Vince’s work. We’re both from Tarvin so share that connection. “
Dan’s partner Natalie Meacock, 30, is currently working at the Royal Preston Hospital as a student nurse and the couple have been apart due to her work on the front-line in the fight against Coronavirus.
Startripper are asking for donations via the website
as a ‘pay what you want’ for a minimum of £1 or by donating via the charity’s website at http://www.cavellnursestrust.org. Donations to the charity help nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants both working and retired if t hey experience personal or financial hardship.