Southampton: Ings and Stephens feature on Naomi House charity single

Southampton players Danny Ings and Jack Stephens have played their part in a charity single raising money for the Naomi House and Jacksplace hospices.

The Saints duo appeared on the Forevermore track and in the music video using their newly developed skills on the acoustic guitar.

Via the southamptonfc.com website, both Ings and Stephens have been taught to play the guitar by Aidan Hampson who was heavily involved in creating this fundraising track.

Following release of the track, both players will hope that their contributions can help some way towards raising a significant sum of money for the charities that help so many young people.

The single is available to listen to via Spotify and YouTube, and the video has also been posted to Facebook where it has been viewed over 20,000 times.

Via their website, Naomi House first opened in 1997 and offers care to children not expected to live to adulthood. Since opening, they say they have helped over 1,000 families across the South of England and provided a place of comfort for families with many different needs.

Jacksplace is in partnership with Naomi House and is dedicated to offering a chance for young people with disabilities over the age of 16 the chance to live independent lives. The charity has helps to put on social events, trips and days out alongside the 24 hour care provided.

Links between Saints and music are actually quite prominent.

The Red Stripez – a Southampton-based band of Saints fans – recorded the song “Southampton in Europa” when the club qualified for the Europa League for the 2016/17 season. (Listen to the track via this link: https://youtu.be/JOyGvA4KBWw.

When Saints reached the 2003 FA Cup final, Power FM released the “Southampton boys” track to accompany the club’s trip to Wembley.

Saints eventually lost the final narrowly to Arsenal but you can listen to song via this link: https://youtu.be/mFJmUjzUqp0.

Lastly, if you’ve been to St Mary’s over the last couple of seasons, you will have likely heard some well-known tunes being played outside the ground by Saints Brass.

They are consistently entertaining fans outside the ground well before kick-off and don’t seem to be put off by any adverse weather conditions that may well arrive as they stand exposed to the elements.

You can follow them on Twitter @SaintsBrass, where there are also some clips of some of the songs they have played in the past.

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