Children's pop group helps grant magical wishes

A local music academy, which has members in Wigan, has launched its first single in aid of children's charity Make A Wish.

Friday, 5th October 2018, 2:11 pm
Updated Saturday, 6th October 2018, 4:34 am
Amy 8, Phoebe 9, Molly 10, Maddy 10, Milly 11 and Keira 11 from Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope are a group of six girls from the ages of eight to 11, who are all vocal students at CD Music Academy based in Rufford, Lancashire, and count Wigan youngster Millie Ratcliffe among among its members.

The girls meet up every Tuesday evening at the choir sessions, set up by Caroline Darbyshire.

She said: "Their chemistry was so good, that I decided to keep the group as it was and not expand it.

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"They have become such good friends and have worked really hard. They are all so motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated. They are rehearsing as a group three times a week which includes private lessons with myself and they have a choreographer Portia to help with their dance routine ready for their release of ‘Make A Wish’ song."

Caroline decided to create the song and give the children the amazing experience of recording an original song in a studio,.

"I'm sure they have enjoyed this experience," Caroline said.

"I have received so much positive feedback from all the engineers concerned."

The fund-raiser will be held at The Croft Social Club, 38 City Road, Walton, Liverpool, L4 5TE on Saturday October 6 2018, starting at 7.15pm.

Entry fee is £5 and there will be some fabulous raffle prizes donated by lots of family and friends of Kaleidoscope. All the monies will be donated to Make-A-Wish UK., including all the sales from CDs and downloads of the song, which will be released on itunes, Spotify etc from the October 6.

Since the charity was founded in the UK in 1986 it has granted more than 12,000 wishes-registered charity number 295672/ SC037479 website address is

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