London, UK Song Helps Disabled Sailing.
Some of the proceeds from the sale of a CD featuring a song about sailing are to help raise awareness of disabled sailing.
Sailing is one of the sports featured in the Paralympic Games which take place in Athens this September, and to mark the occasion, UK singer/songwriter Peter Brodie has released a CD with 10 tracks including 'Summer Breeze', a ballad about going sailing. For every copy of the CD sold during 2004, Brodie is donating one US Dollar to the International Foundation for Disabled Sailing (IFDS).
IFDS is the body responsible for disabled sailing around the world, including sailing for people with physical disabilities, blindness, deafness and learning difficulties, and covers all aspects of sailing including recreation, training and racing. The money will go towards ongoing international projects, such as developing and updating resources to provide accessible venues for disabled sailors worldwide.
The album entiitled 'The Music of Peter Brodie', consists of ballads, some love songs, others about getting away from it all in - by road, on a freight train, to the beach, or in the case of 'Summer Breeze', on a boat. It is this track which drew the praise of IFDS. A spokesperson said: "Peter Brodie's performance on 'Summer Breeze' epitomises the spirit and triumph of sailing. It seems to speak to sailors of all nationalities and abilities. Sailors from around the world should enjoy his compositions, both on the water and off. IFDS would like to thank Mr. Brodie for his contribution to the sport of sailing through his musical talents."
Brodie said: 'I am delighted that my music is able to help such a worthwhile cause, and I would be thrilled if 'Summer Breeze' were to become a favourite song with sailing enthusiasts around the world, both disabled and able-bodied." The song can be heard at www.peterbrodie.com.