Festive song for the forces

Boston man Richard Overton, pictured second row, second from left, during the filming of the Christmas single music video for Greggs. NA
Boston man Richard Overton, pictured second row, second from left, during the filming of the Christmas single music video for Greggs. NA

A CREATIVE Boston man is behind a new Christmas single music video in aid of Help for Heroes.

Richard Overton, 37, recently took part in the filming of ‘Not the Christmas No 1’, the charity single produced by Greggs the bakers.

The photographer, from Woad Farm Road, co-ordinated the time-lapse photography, and also appears several times in the video, which can be viewed on Youtube now by searching ‘Silvers & Friends’.

The video also stars up-and-coming indie band Silvers, who wrote the chorus and sing the lyrics inspired by entries from more than 500 Greggs Facebook fans and Twitter followers.

Richard said: “The filming was a great experience. We all had a lot of fun doing it and I’m sure people will really enjoy watching it.

“The song is very catchy and hopefully it will be a Christmas hit. Most importantly, it’s for a good cause and I really hope we can raise as much money as possible for Help For Heroes.”

He added: “I had the privilege to meet two members of Band of Brothers at the shoot and I was very impressed by the fantastic work they’re doing in aid of injured soldiers.”

Ken McMeikan, Greggs chief executive said: “There are so many people for whom Christmas can be a difficult time, with loved ones, family and friends absent.

“We have many employees and customers who have relatives and friends serving in the armed forces and we wanted to do something a bit special for them, but in a fun way involving our 300,000 Facebook fans and Twitter followers.”

He added: “This single is quirky, very different and while we certainly don’t have any expectations of getting to number one, we do hope to raise as much money as we can for Help for Heroes.”

The song is available to download for 99p from all major online music sites including iTunes and Amazon.