Leeds children missing grandparents in lockdown release Christmas song inspired by There's No One Quite Like Grandma

A group of Leeds children have released a Christmas song inspired by There's No One Quite Like Grandma after missing their grandparents during lockdown.

Saturday, 5th December 2020, 11:45 am
Leeds children missing grandparents in lockdown release Christmas song inspired by There's No One Quite Like Grandma cc LS18 Rocks

As revealed by the Yorkshire Evening Post last week, the youngsters from LS18 Rocks have recorded a modern take on the famed 1980 Christmas number one.

Lead singer Abby Warner, 14, wrote the song and recorded it with her music school friends.

She said: "I miss my grandparents so much. They've heard the song and it made them cry. We just want them to know how much we love them…

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"I've not been able to see one set of grandparents since February and the other set, who live fairly close by, since August."

Abby made the song - Virtual Hugs (There's No One Quite Like Grandma) - and video with fellow members of the Leeds-based rock school.

The children are as young as six.

Profits will go to a charity helping to combat loneliness among the elderly.

Having recorded the song themselves the youngsters asked their grandparents to film clips which they have used to make a heart-tugging video.

Bass player Oli Jeeves, 12, said: "All I want for Christmas is to be able to hug my grandparents but it doesn't look like it's going to be possible.

"Making this record and sending a virtual hug is the next best thing."

To watch the song, visit: https://youtu.be/e-rV_QnpogA