Yousef & Rowetta Join Forces On ‘When We Were Free’ Donating All Proceeds To Manchester & Liverpool Based Charities

Circus Recordings boss Yousef teams up with Rowetta of Manchester’s Happy Mondays, to release ‘When We Were Free’, of which all proceeds are donated to two charities chosen by the artists. Inspired by the hard work of Manchester United & England footballer, Marcus Rashford, the pair have joined together to direct all proceeds from the single towards family & child-based projects, the Sefton Community Pantry and the Ronald McDonald House Manchester.
 
Creating a coalition of renowned Manchester & Liverpool based artists, the pair have focused on directing their passion of music into an area they strongly believe in. ‘When We Were Free’ brings the lockdown experienced by the global community into focus, reflecting the struggle that is felt and the fight that artists such as Yousef are fighting for their industry and communities to survive.
 
Whilst maintaining a music label, events company and his own independent career, Yousef has alongside a partnership with the NTIA, looked to support friends and peers alike as the Night-time Entertainment industry in the UK has all but ground to a halt. Leading him speaking directly to HRH The Duke Of Cambridge, Prince William; highlighting the issues faced by his peers and contemporaries in Liverpool and across the country. Rowetta now joins forces with Yousef to show a unified support, with the single focusing and defining their efforts.
 
The Sefton Community Pantry
 
Located in Merseyside the Sefton Community Pantry is based in Safe Regeneration, Bootle and supplies food and hygiene hampers 24/7 to vulnerable families across the Sefton area. During the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, Food Banks and community projects such as this have seen a sharp rise in those needing desperate help and assistance. Placed in the heart of struggling communities, initiatives such as the Sefton Community Pantry deliver an invaluable service directly into the hands of the people that need it most.
 
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The Ronald McDonald House Manchester
 
Established in 1989, The Ronald McDonald House Manchester provide families with a place to stay whilst their children are receiving medical care in one of 11 NHS Hospitals around the country. Playing a valuable role in keeping families connected for over 30 years, the charity gives families a place to rest, eat and relax moments away from their child’s hospital ward, providing support at a critical time in their lives.
 
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Yousef & Rowetta’s ‘When We Were Free’ Is Available Now Via Circus Recordings.