A local man has written and performed a moving song for the Philippines to help the disaster hit region.
Ian Timson, from Alvingham, has produced the song Hurricane Child to raise awareness and money for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, the recent disaster to strike The Philippines.
Ian said: “I have a personal connection to the cause, because my partner Eduardo is Filipino and I wanted to do something to help the country.
“My partner and I produced a video to my music, which we uploaded to YouTube with a hyperlink to the charity RedR UK’s appeal for the Philippines.
“It has had over 300 views in less than a week.
“My single Hurricane Child is now available to purchase on iTunes and all proceeds are to go towards the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
“I want to raise as much money as possible for the cause.”
The song includes the lyrics “I have seen and I have felt the power of fear” and “I cannot be tamed any more than the wind and the rain, because I was born of the wind and rain, hurricane child”.
Ian has been writing songs and composing on the piano for a while but this is the first time he has recorded something professionally.
Ian finished writing the song only a week or two before the typhoon hit the Philippines and wanted to use it to raise money for the disaster.
Eduardo has family and friends in an area that was particularly badly affected.
Typhoon Haiyan devastated portions of Southeast Asia in early November. It is the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record and killed at least 6,069 people in that country alone.
See the music video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=kszx346zlek