TWO musicians from Cullingworth and Keighley have produced a single based on the classic song 'Do They Know It's Christmas' to raise money for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice.

Musicians Ben Jordan from Cullingworth and Liam Jarvis from Keighley have been singing for the Facebook Live Sing for Manorlands, an appeal which has raised £4,000 since the start of the first lockdown.

Ben's dad, James Jordan, who manages both musicians, said: "During the first lockdown, the music community in Keighley decided to a sing for Manorlands to raise money for the charity.

"Nearly every weekend local musicians sing live on Facebook and people can donate while they sing.

"The organisers have kept it going right up until Christmas.

"But in the lead up to Christmas, Liam and Ben decided to do something extra to help raise money for Manorlands.

"Liam is a fantastic lyricist, so he wrote the lyrics and Ben reproduced a track from 'Do They Know It's Christmas' to reflect the times we are living in.

"We then recorded it our studio on the green screen."

Leeds University music student Ben, 17, and Liam, 36, have worked together in the music industry since the Ben was 14.

"Ben is up and coming pop star," said James. "And Liam has helped Ben bring up his confidence."

James said that Ben's debut single 'Go Home', which he released when he was 15, has been played by famous Radio2 disc jockey Tony Blackburn on a radio station in Kent.

Ben and Liam host a live Facebook show, Video Mic Night, which James says "promotes up and coming music talent in the area".

In addition to the efforts they have made with other local musicians, Ben, Liam and James wanted to do the Christmas single to raise some extra cash for the charity.

James said: "We wanted to do this because Manorlands are really struggling because all of the charity events they have run this year have had to be stopped because of the pandemic. Ben and I also wanted to raise money for the charity because there are local people on our street who have used Manorlands."

It is part of the Facebook Live Sing for Manorlands appeal, which can be visited at

Appeal organiser Emzy Copperwaite said on the fundraising page that "Sue Ryder nurses provide incredible emotional support and specialist medical care to people who find themselves in unimaginably difficult circumstances".