Mortgage industry Christmas charity single “Take Me Home” can now boast of having breached Amazon’s top 10 download chart.
The single was first announced in mid-November, and forms a part the mortgage industry’s push to raise awareness of, and combat, homelessness – which recently took the form of the Mortgage Sleep Out, where over 1,000 people spent the night sleeping rough at various locations in the UK, raising over £100,000 in the process.
The song, brainchild of Landbay Intermediaries managing director Paul Brett and Coreco director Andrew Montlake, was performed by members across the wider mortgage industry under the moniker “M.I.C” – mortgage industry collective – was released on Google Play Store, Amazon and Spotify last week, and is now available on iTunes, too.
An accompanying music video is reportedly forthcoming, and will consist of contributed video of listeners singing along to the tune – M.I.C have asked for anybody interested to post their videos under the hashtag ‘TakeMeHome’ on Twitter.
All proceeds have been and will continue to be routed to partner charity End Youth Homelessness.
Brightstar director of bridging and development finance Kit Thompson, who played guitar on the record, says: “It’s great to be a part of something that could change the lives of those less fortunate, who don’t have a warm bed and safe environment to sleep at night for the better and it is a belter of a song too.”
HSBC regional sales manager Amanda Fenner, who lent her vocals to the project, adds: “Watching the industry come together with the recent Mortgage Sleep Out was very inspirational. This felt like a brilliant next step to keep up awareness and raise money – I’m delighted to be part of it. Seeing so many homeless people every day in our capital and across the UK, you can’t help but be touched by the problem.”