Unity’s musical tribute to raise funds for the Great North Air Ambulance Service
Unity Shrimpton, in Year 13, is putting the finishing touches to a playlist she will perform in honour of Mr Clark. Following the devastating news about Mr Clark, Unity wanted to contribute to the Great North Air Ambulance and came up with the idea of busking to enable her to make a larger donation.
To make her performance more poignant, Unity is going to sing some of Mr Clark’s favourite tracks and has been practising a selection from his Spotify playlist, which his family kindly shared with Unity. Some of the songs she is learning include Caledonia – Dougie MacLean, Red Red Wine -UB40, Brown Eyed girl – Van Morrison, Mrs. Robinson – Simon and Garfunkel, I love you because – Jim Reeves, Drift away – Sons of Zion and more.
As long as the weather is dry, please look and listen out for Unity during the half-term holiday when she is planning to busk in Richmond from 1-3pm on Mon 26th, Tues 27th, Wed 28th, and Sat 31st October and in Darlington on Thurs 29th and Fri 30th October. The following, week, Unity will busk in Richmond from 4-5pm on 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th November and from 10:30am-1:30 pm on 7th November, and in Thirsk from 3:30-4:30 later in the afternoon. She is also hoping to do some additional dates later in November.
Unity said: “Mr Clark’s playlist includes some incredible songs, some of which are new to me so I’m excited to try something different. The listed songs are very varied, with a selection of styles to flick between. For example, ‘Red Red Wine’s cover by UB40 is largely reggae infused, whereas the more modern ‘Budapest’ is much more pop. I am really looking forward to singing in honour of Mr Clark.”