16 April 2008
Scottish singer and songwriter, Craig Jeffrey, will launch his first single 'Hard to Say' on the 14 September. Craig wrote the single in memory of his two grandparents whom he lost to cancer over the last two years. The proceeds of the single will be directed to Macmillan Cancer Support to help other people who have been affected by cancer.
Craig's grandfather suffered from prostate cancer and was cared for by Macmillan while his grandmother was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.
Craig's father and manager, Bill Jeffrey, stated '"the effects of cancer hit everyone in our family hard and although Craig found it hard to cope, he took strength from those around him and music was his way to express his loss.
Bill went on to say, "After Craig wrote the song Hard to Say he kept it to himself for some time, but soon enough he started playing it in public. One of the first times was at the Rock Against Racism gig which was headlined by Paolo Nutini. After the gig Craig said he wanted to do something to help other people affected by cancer and wanted to repay the help that Macmillan had given us. So he is releasing Hard to Say as his first single with proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support."
The track has a huge impact on those who hear it. Most people in the UK have been affected by cancer in one way or another, so finding people who can relate hasn't been hard. Macmillan Fundraising Manager, David Grout, said "We are delighted that Craig is supporting Macmillan Cancer Support. He has written something close to his heart and has laid it out for the world to hear. It's a huge effort to share your feelings with the world and Craig is not only sharing his, he is using them to benefit people affected by cancer."
When asked about the single, Craig said 'If Hard to Say only sells enough to help one family, it will still have been worth it. By downloading or purchasing my song you can help me, help Macmillan, help the people that need it the most.'
You can download Hard to Say from 14th September at itunes or purchase it from HMV or Virgin record stores. More information on the single can be found at Craig's Official website www.craigjeffrey.com.
Interviews with Craig Jeffrey can be arranged. Contact Fiona Scott on 07854081590 or at firstname.lastname@example.org