TWO Wirral musicians have produced a Christmas single to raise money for a children’s charity.
Robbie Cross, from Bebington, and Peter Foreman, of Wallasey, have released the song in aid of Alder Hey Children's hospital.
The song, It’s Christmas, took months to put together in the recording studio.
They produced it to raise cash and show their gratitude after family members receives treatment at the hospital.
It was released for download on Friday.
The pair call themselves Benjamin Henry, formed from their middle names, and have known each other for more than 34 years from playing in bands together.
Peter said: “My daughter was eight when she received treatment at Alder Hey, now she is 27. Robbie’s niece was a patient too, and both had complicated but very successful operations carried out by the wonderful staff at the hospital.
“Both our families have needed the expertise of Alder Hey’s fantastic medical team.
“The hospital is running a fundraising campaign which gave us the idea to release this track to say thank you to this wonderful hospital.
“The song is all to do with Christmas and has sleigh bells jingling away. It took a couple of months to produce.
“Robbie and I have known each other since 1979 and played in bands together.
“Nowadays we write and record a mixture of popular music.
“All the money raised from this single will go to Alder Hey.”
Cath Harding, from Alder Hey Children’s Charity, said: “We were delighted to hear that a special song has been released for our charity this Christmas.
“This single is a fantastic way to support the work of our charity and make a difference to the 270,000 children and young people Alder Hey Hospital treats each year.
“On behalf of the charity I’d like to thank both Robbie and Peter for their fantastic support.”
The single can be downloaded for 99p on iTunes, just search for Benjamin Henry and It’s Christmas. A CD is also available to purchase by calling 07763 828676.