Cancer sufferer pens charity song

Mal Wood who's recorded a very personal song about his struggle with cancer
Mal Wood who's recorded a very personal song about his struggle with cancer
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A Disley musician has recorded a charity song in support of a hospice which has supported him during his battle with cancer.

Mal Wood composed the piece ‘Reaching Out in the garden of Blythe House Hospice, where he has been receiving treatment, and hopes sales of the track will raise them much-needed funds.

The 66-year-old, who has been playing music for over 30 years, said he wanted to do something to repay the care and kindness that he received at the Chapel-en-le-Frith hospice.

“This was something I really enjoyed doing and it has given me a wonderful sense of satisfaction,” said Mal, of Buxton Old Road.

“I developed my own style of playing which has resulted in my own sound. People who have listened to the song say it is very haunting, but also different.”

Mal has produced two versions of his fundraising song, an instrumental track and one with lyrics written and sung by his brother-in-law Brian Bell, from Hayfield.

Lucy Marsden, Fundraising Manager at Blythe House, said: “We are very grateful to Mal for his support.

“Mal has used his talent in composing this song to help spread the word about Blythe House, at the same time as helping us to raise vital funds.”

Copies of ‘Reaching Out’ are available, priced at £5, by emailing disley.pc@btconnect.com, or can be purchased from the Blythe House reception.