Our Editorial Project Manager Tal has swapped the written word for the sung version, having tuned up her vocal chords to contribute to an album produced to raise funds for charity.

Tal sings with some of the female members of her family in a folk group called Glad’s Tidings. She’s no stranger to folk music – her dad and uncles are the renowned Wilson Family, who have performed on the folk scene for more than 40 years, and backed Sting on his album The Last Ship and his Broadway show of the same name.

Glad’s Tidings, along with some well-known female folk singers from the North East, have sung lullabies on a CD called ‘Smile In Your Sleep: Lullabies Old and New’ for Operation Smile, a charity which provides life-changing free surgeries to children in more than 60 countries who have facial deformities such as cleft palettes or cleft lips.

“It’s such a worthwhile cause – it really does change lives – and all the singers were delighted to support the project, which was the brainchild of our Anne, who I sing with,” said Tal. “What better way to raise funds for a children’s charity than through a CD of songs for children?”

Since the CD was launched in October, sales have already raised more than £1,300 for the charity. Gary, our Head of Design, has already shown his support and snapped up his copy; you can buy the album directly from Tal – email Natalya@redpublications.com

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