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Anna’s got a nose for the right notes
A YOUNG singer is hitting all the right notes to raise funds for charity.
Anna O’Hara-Ball, 10, has put two of her songs, Eco Song and Your Way, online to raise money for Red Nose Day.
The Lawn Primary School pupil, who plays piano and guitar, was inspired after seeing a Red Nose Day television feature about malaria, which said a £5 donation could save a life.
“I have written two songs and I decided maybe this year I should put them on a special website to raise money for Comic Relief,” she said. “My original aim was to raise £25 so I could save five lives. I thought I wasn’t going to get any more than that. I have raised £68 now so I have saved a lot more. I am hoping to get to £75.”
Anna, who lives in Park South, wrote both songs herself.
Eco Song features her dad, Daryl Ball, on the ukelele and Anna sings and plays the kazoo.
“Eco Song was originally a piece of homework. It is about the environment and all the rules of the earth like don’t litter and remember to recycle,” she said.
“The other song is a break-up love song which I thought up.”
Anna, who wants to be a singer-songwriter when she grows up, said she has been inspired by Lawn Primary School deputy headteacher, Kelly James.
“She is a really good singer and can play everything,” said Anna.
In the UK, Red Nose Day cash helps people including isolated and vulnerable young carers, disadvantaged communities living with poor mental and physical health, as well as supporting survivors of domestic violence.
In Africa, Red Nose Day cash supports a wide spectrum of projects such as helping communities living in poverty get the healthcare they need, and providing regular access to clean water.
To donate and hear Anna’s songs visit www.annaoharaball.