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Ed Parrish releases his new single The Journey
Ed Parrish releases his new single The Journey with all proceeds going to Middlesbrough based Children's hospice Zoë's Place.
It's available for 99p on i-Tunes

The single is release in the week of a major fund raising event for Zoe's Place baby hospice and the promo video is available at

It’s part of a fund raising project that will culminate when  an X Factor style final takes place at Arc, Stockton on March 26th, with the winning artist getting the chance to put their own vocal stamp on Ed’s single The Journey before re-releasing the track to raise further funds for Zoe’s Place.

Over the last couple of months Teesside fire fighter and songwriter Ed Parrish has been recording a single called The Journey with an influential London based producer Steve Honest. The result is a brilliant radio friendly single that would fit either a female or male vocal. Lisa McCormick’s BBC Tees Afternoon Show are supporting the event with interviews with the cast and crew involved in the event as well as attending the audition process to record interviews and support the event right through to the winner being crowned at The Arc. The Evening Gazette have also featured a page on the event.

The final will be held at The Arc in Stockton on Mar 26th 2011, hosted by ITV’s Pam Royle and featuring a panel of judges including BBC’s Lisa McCormick, ex EMI marketing director Mike Andrews, Monumental Music owner Kenny Sanger and Spark FM’s Rachael Devine. The event gives artists a chance to sing their own take of Ed's track. The winning entrant will receive a two single recording deal, recording, production and PR to release two singles in 2011 with all proceeds going to Zoe's Place. The final will also feature a live performance from Stagecoach.

A raffle will also be held on the night of the final with corporate prizes available from an array of local business’, restaurants, sports clubs and cultural outlets. We want as many local companies to donate prizes in order to raise more money on the night for Zoe’s Place. More info as available at .

Tickets for the final will be priced at £5 and available via The Arc box office.Ticket sales, raffle sales and single sales will all be donated to Zoe’s Place. Logo’s, links and images are available on request.

Zoës Place: Zoë's Place Baby Hospice was founded by Chairman of Trustees, Professor J.J. Scarisbrick. He identified that a large number of families, with children suffering from life limiting or life threatening conditions were in desperate need of specialist facilities where their children could receive respite, palliative or terminal care. 

Even more important it was recognised that families most needed this facility during the early years of their child's life.Consequently the idea of a Baby Hospice was born and fittingly the name Zoë's Place was chosen since 'Zoë ' means "Gift of Life".  The first Baby Hospice was opened at Liverpool in 1995 and in 2004 Zoë's Place here at Middlesbrough, was able to open the doors and welcome our first special babies.


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