Students join forces for charity effort

Matt Robinson, a first year BSc (Hons) Commercial Management & Quantity Surveying student at the University, is the creator and lead organiser of the ‘Zombie 500’ project, a music video based on the song “The Zombie Song (psycho smile)” by Birmingham band ‘Mivvi’.

The music video has been created to aid UK military charity ‘Help for Heroes’, and is also scheduled to feature the charity’s mascot, ‘Hero Bear’ as well as serving military personnel.

The project will give volunteers the chance to be a zombie in the video if they make a donation to the charity. Around 500 volunteers are scheduled to appear in the filming of the video on May 25 and 26 at The King’s School, Tettenhall.

Working alongside Matt on the project will be third year BA (Hons) Video and Film Production student Thom Moore, who will be assisting the filmmaker in the recording of the video.

Speaking about the project, Matt Robinson said: “I’m very passionate about ‘Help for Heroes’ and I’m thrilled to be involved in another project helping their cause. Last year I raised £4,000 for the charity and am hoping for a similar success story this year!

“The song will be available to download both on iTunes and Amazon, and I’m delighted to say that Cherry Sound Records in the USA will be promoting the song in the States for us, and that the British Forces Broadcasting Service has taken a keen interest in the project.”

Bryn Parry, CEO and Co-Founder of Help for Heroes, said: “Help for Heroes is all about ‘doing your bit’ and Matt's fundraising idea is a wonderful example of people getting creative to raise money for a wonderful cause. The money you raise is needed, it is being used and it is hugely appreciated; I would like to say thank you to Matt and every other fund raising event in the future that he inspires."

Help for Heroes offers comprehensive support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses whilst serving their country.

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For more information please contact Patrick Campbell in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322448

Date Issued: Monday 13 May 2013  

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