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Stockton schoolboy vows to help terminally ill dad by releasing Bee Gees charity single

AN EIGHT-year-old boy is determined to make his terminally ill father proud by releasing a poignant charity single penned by former Bee Gee, Barry Gibb.
Schoolboy Callum Lane-Tingle vowed to raise £5,000 for Cancer Research UK after his dad, Andrew Tingle, was given a devastating diagnosis that he has only months to live.
Mr Tingle, a 47-year-old operations director, had a kidney and his adrenal gland removed in April 2016, but doctors discovered last month that his cancer had spread to his lungs, pancreas and lymph nodes and was now incurable.
However, his young son, a pupil at Stockton’s Fairfield Primary School, decided to enlist the help of seasoned North-East singer, Keith Hammersley, who has recorded his version of the moving Bee Gees song, Morning Of My Life.

Middlesbrough-born crooner, Mr Hammersley, who has performed alongside Bob Monkhouse, Bradley Walsh and Des O’Connor, said: “It is a very touching song and it really registers with the remarkable charity work of young Callum.
“His family are coping amazingly well under the most horrendous of personal circumstances.
“People kept telling me to release the song and they would buy the CD or download the tune and aid the Tingle family and their target for Cancer Research.
“I went into the Mirage Studios based inMarske, owned by musician John Taylor, and we recorded the track in just a few hours.
“It was hugely emotional to record as I was so aware of the sad situation that the lovely Tingle family were facing.”
Little Callum came up with the idea of releasing a single to support Cancer Research UK and the track, which was originally released by the Bee Gees in 1970, was played by BBC Tees DJ, Paul “Goffy” Gough.
The song for Mr Tingle has now been made available to download online.
Mr Tingle, who is married to Cheryl and has a two-year-old daughter, Chloe, said: “It really is a beautiful song that gets me every time.
“Keith has helped to make very special memories for my family and for that I can’t thank him enough.

“We have a big 80s event at the Hardwick Social Club, in Stockton, this Sunday night and Keith is coming along to perform the song for us – it will be a very emotional time for us all.”
Goffy will host the 80s-themed fundraiser on Sunday, August 6, and tickets are available from £3 per person at the club, off Harrowgate Lane, 

 The single is available online on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.


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