A RECORDING of renowned Redditch group Indigo Arts was played at the national ceremony of remembrance for the charity Road Peace last week.
Their version of the hit song ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel rang out at the event, dedicated to all those who had died or been scarred by road crashes.
The idea came from Redditch resident Lucy Harrison whose brother Peter was killed by a hit and run driver in 2014.
“Normally we have face-to-face meetings with people who need support from Road Peace,” said Lucy, from Batchley.
“However, this was impossible in the pandemic so I asked a friend who is in Indigo Arts if they could do something for us as I thought it would be a nice thing to send out.
“Indigo Arts not only sang the song beautifully for us but also free of charge.”
August is National Road Victim Month and every year at the RoadPeace Wood at the National Arboretum there is the annual gathering of people affected by road crashes.
However, this was impossible this year so the gathering was done remotely, with Indigo Arts’s performance once again selected to be played, but this time on a national scale.
Cathy Moss, director of Indigo Arts, which is based in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre, said: “Because of lockdown we’d been doing virtual choirs to keep our young people involved and feeling part of the community.
“We’d done a song for the NHS and singing for Road Peace seemed a brilliant idea for us to contribute to so we jumped at the chance.
“It’s nice to know it’s being listened to and loved and it’s reaching out and supporting people who need help.”