A Year 7 student has contributed to a worldwide global effort to raise funds for the World Health Organisation’s response to Coronavirus.

Romanii Elliott and mum Kheira Bamford joined thousands of singers from across the globe – both professional and amateur – to contribute to Judy Collins’ Global Virtual Choir.

Singers were asked to record audio/video of themselves singing along to singer-songwriter Judy’s version of Amazing Grace.

Every person who contributed is featured on a video which can be viewed here: https://lnk.to/JudyGlobalChoir

Alan Cumming, Judith Owen, Steve Earle, Madeleine Peyroux, Mandolin Orange, Tift Merritt are just some of the singers who participated in this Global Virtual Chorus event – plus internationally known choirs including The Sixteen, New York Choral Society and Soweto Gospel Choir.

All proceeds raised from this single will be going to the World Health Organisation Solidarity Response Fund: https://covid19responsefund.org/en/

Kheira said: “I had an email about the Global Virtual Choir and I knew that Romanii had been looking for something to do. She’d seen on the news about Captain Tom raising money for the NHS so the email came at just the right time.

“We had to learn a line from the song and video ourselves singing it. There were a lot of takes and we had to record it a few times.

“There are so many people on the video that we haven’t been able to spot ourselves but our names are on the credits at the end. The song is also available to buy from Apple and iTunes.

“We were nervous waiting for the video to come out but we were really pleased when we say it. Our part is in the third and fifth verses.

“We haven’t really been able to do anything physically to help so this was the one thing that we could have done.”