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"Florence's Song" will donate proceeds to Hospice

 

Hospice Isle of Man is delighted to be the charity partner for J.C Williams' new single, Florence’s Song. The song is featured in the bestselling book series, The Lonely Heart Attack Club, with a percentage of the single's proceeds coming directly to Hospice.

Hospice's Community Manager, Steven Downward said "We were intrigued to learn more about the motivation and story behind the single, so I was pleased to catch up with Isle of Man based author, J C Williams to find out more."

 

Hospice

So, J C. A charity single. We’ve heard it and absolutely love it. What’s the background?

J C Williams`

I’ve written 14 books mainly based on the Isle of Man. One of these is a three-book series called the Lonely Heart Attack Club. I’ve just published the third in the series. The stories centre on a failing coffee shop where the clientele have abandoned them for the larger coffee shop chains and they’re in real danger of going bankrupt. Their only remaining customers are the elderly client base who remain loyal throughout. Jack, the owner of the coffee shop soon comes to realise the stories behind the people he’s pretty much ignored over the previous few years and forms a strong bond with them and is eager to make their lives a little easier. So much so, with the help of his assistant Emma, he forms the Isle of Man’s first dating and social club for the elderly: The Lonely Heart Attack Club. The books are really funny but carry with them an underlying poignant theme, that tackles some very real problems faced by our elderly friends including being scammed, social isolation, depression and many others.

                In the new book (without giving too much of the plot away J ) the gang set out to buy tablet computers for those who’d benefit from increased social interaction. They also set out to raise funds to purchase a bus to commute the group around their various social clubs. Unfortunately, things don’t go exactly to plan and result in the charity becoming in danger of losing all it has worked so hard to achieve.

                Long story short, to rescue the situation, they release a charity single called, Florence’s Song. Florence is a lovely lady who recently lost her husband and is struggling to cope. With no friends or family to speak of, she starts to wish she could join her husband, having given up all hope. Fortunately, she’s introduced to the Lonely Heart Attack Club who welcome her in and offer her friendship and give her a reason to get up in the morning. The song is very emotive and written for people who may have gone through a trauma and cannot see light at the end of the tunnel. You might not always be able to see it, but there are people out there who want to listen and to, perhaps, hold your hand and make you smile.

Hospice

And are people going to be able to download the single?

J C Williams

Yes! It’s being released on iTunes, Spotify, Google music and all the major outlets. I’m donating a portion of all proceeds directly to Hospice.

Hospice

Wonderful, thank you! So, a number one to look forward to?

J C Williams

Fingers crossed and the more we sell the more we can donate to the wonderful charity.

Hospice

Why Hospice, JC?

J C Williams

That’s an easy one, the work you do is humbling. We all know someone or have been through an event which calls upon the amazing work you do up here. I just want to be able to do something no matter how small to help raise awareness and hopefully get some money in the door for you. I also think the moral behind the books and the song resonates with the work you do. We all have difficult times in life but it’s about, hopefully, looking forward and finding a reason to press on.

Hospice

We’re all very excited by this and are looking forward to working with you. I'm sure many people will be interested in catching up with The Lonely heart Attack Club's adventures and will rush to buy your books.

J C Williams

They’re all available on amazon by searching my name. Locally, the Lexicon, Bridge Bookshop and Extreme Art and Gadgets. Details of my books are also available on my website www.authorjcwilliams.com

Hospice

Good luck and number one here we come! You can hear the full song below, and if you like it as much as we do, then please download it and help support your local Hospice.

 

 

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