Ely students Charlie and Molly hit the high notes with a charity CD

The cover of Charlie and Molly's charity CD.

The cover of Charlie and Molly's charity CD. - Credit: Archant

Two school friends have raised £5000 by selling a CD of their music for Lisa’s Fund in aid of the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity.

Guitarist Charlie O Connor and singer Molly Armstrong, both 17, produced the CD to help fund the end of life care charity.

With the help of their family and the support of Robert, the duo produced the CD with the aim that all funds raised would go towards the new hospice build.

They have set themselves a target of £10,000.

Dr Lynn Morgan, CEO at the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, said: “Molly and Charlie are very talented and it is to their tremendous credit that they have used their talent to raise money for our new hospice. We are enormously grateful.”

Robert Barnes, founder of Lisa’s Fund, said: “Charlie and Molly have shown great commitment and determination in producing such a wonderful CD. All of the funds will go straight to the new build for the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity. I’m delighted that they have now reached the half way mark in their fundraising challenge, only another £5000 to go!”

A number of pop up shops will be held in the coming months around Cambridgeshire, giving information about the new hospice and selling copies of the CD Wish You Were Here by the pair who met while at King’s School.

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Every year the hospice must raise at least £1.5m to continue providing specialist end of life care, free of charge to Cambridgeshire patients. Alongside, the ongoing work a new £10.5m facility is currently in construction to replace the Mill Road site and meet the growing need for palliative care in the county.