Fundraising News: Boy appeals to charities to use anti-smoking anthem

A 12-year-old academy footballer has written a song to persuade his mother to give up smoking and is now appealing to charities to get behind him and use the CD to raise funds.

The tune, by Chezney Davis, so impressed his tutors at Drumskool - a non-profit organisation that encourages young people to take up music - that they pressed 10,000 CD singles of it.

The song Stop Smokin was used for national No Smoking Day, and Chezney wants to use it to promote other campaigns, including the World Health Organisation's No Tobacco Day on 31 May.

Bev Budsworth, company secretary at Drumskool, said: "We want charities to make money out of this."

Drumskool hopes that cancer charities will take up its offer - selling the single in their shops to help raise awareness of the dangers of smoking.

Chezney has also written a song about racism, which he hopes charities will use to raise funds.

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