The Group Chief Executive of The Co-operative Group and a cast of colleagues have launched a charity record in aid of Mencap. With Nirvana, TOWIE and even The Wombles tipped as contenders to challenge the X-Factor for the Christmas number one spot, the band, Angel Square, with Peter Marks on drums, has released a track to raise money for young people with a learning disability. The eight piece outfit features staff from across The Co-operative including food, finance and the head office legal department.
The song is available for download and proceeds will raise money for the The Cooperative’s charity of the year Mencap and its sister charity ENABLE Scotland, to develop ‘Inspire Me’ – a programme designed to give up to 20,000 young people with a learning disability opportunities to change their futures. Peter, whose day job is running The Co-operative Group – the UK’s largest mutual business with more than 6 million members – has given up spare time to rehearse and, as well as launching the single, the band will tonight play a live gig in the heart of Manchester. Angel Square, which is also the address of the Group’s new head office in Manchester, will play a full set including hits by Maroon 5, The Black Eyed Peas and The Rolling Stones, to a sell-out crowd at the city’s Band on the Wall venue.
The single was recorded at Manchester’s School of Sound Recording (SSR) in November and released for digital download by legendary record label Revolver who, in their 30 year history have worked with a diverse array of artists including fellow Mancunian band The Stone Roses. The song is available for download from iTunes and all good digital music stores priced 79p.