A young singer from Bushey is helping raise money and awareness for children and young people’s mental health.
Hannah Sugars, 16, is a member of Generation Z, a newly formed group of teenage kids aged 13-19 years-old.
The group released its debut single ‘Strong’ during lockdown, which is in aid of UK charity YoungMinds, which fights for young people with mental health issues.
Their own personal stories and feelings are reflected in the music and lyrics.
Hannah said: “Strong uplifted my spirits, providing me with an outlet in a time of uncertainty. The lyrics resonated with me since they encouraged resilience.
“I was able to embrace my passion and was privileged enough to share this experience with nine talented individuals.
“Generation Z united in the hope of emboldening teenagers alike ourselves to “ride the storm”, for there was promise of better times ahead. The song boosted my self-esteem and evoked a sense of pride for the knowledge I was raising awareness for two phenomenal causes.”
Development manager of YoungMinds, Michelle Kerrigan, said: “We’re incredibly grateful that Generation Z has come together during lockdown to raise money for our charity through their single. The money raised is needed now more than ever in our fight for the mental health of children and young people across the UK.”
The song is available to download, stream, and view now on iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify and YouTube.
Picture credit: Ben Sage