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Published on December 12th, 2014 | by Parenting Solo

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Kids in the Middle charity release Christmas song

Kids in the Middle, the charity which facilitates access to support for children whose parents have split up, have released a Christmas song to raise awareness of separated families.

‘Christmas at My Mum’s House’ was composed by Yuval Havkin, written by Kate Ingmer and is sung by 11-year-old west end performer Asha Banks. It  highlights how difficult Christmas can be for children whose parents are not together, and how kids can feel emotionally torn between the mum and dad.

The charity’s founder, Duncan Fisher, says that the proportion of 16 years olds who have experienced the separation of their parents is now heading for nearly one in two, yet three on-line services set up to help  young people have closed down in recent years.

“We are releasing this single to raise awareness of all the work that is going on to listen to children and young people more and to ensure that there is great on-line information and support for anyone reaching out for some help,” he said.

“This time of year can be particularly difficult for children of separated families, as they struggle with many different emotions, and Yuval’s beautiful song communicates these feelings, while capturing the spirit of Christmas.

“We are launching a competition for young people to write, record, film and draw the story from the point of view of the kid in the middle. This song expresses this voice with a beautiful melody and will hopefully shine a light on this issue this Christmas time.”

The song is available to download from iTunes, Amazon and Google Play and is sold in aid of the charity, which was originally set up through the fundraising efforts of a number of teenagers and family lawyers and mediators.

 


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