Sligo singer launches charity single for Rwandan appeal

Sligo singer launches charity single for Rwandan appeal Tommy Fleming

One of Ireland’s most popular singers has launched a charity single for the Christmas market after making a 20,000km round-trip to record it.

Multi-award winning Tommy Fleming travelled to Rwanda to record ‘Give A Little Bit’ – the 1977 hit by Supertramp – with local teenagers in support of Irish aid agency Bóthar’s Christmas appeal.

The appeal is focused on widows of the horrific Rwandan genocide of 1994 and, particularly, on supporting the government’s ‘One Cow Per Family’ programme aimed at reducing extreme rural poverty by providing every family with a cow.

Tommy, whose latest CD ‘Voice of Hope II’ was recorded live at Galway Cathedral in front of a sell-out 1,200 crowd, said that the entire Rwandan trip was an eye opener. “It’s an amazing country. When you see get the stats, you just wonder how could a country get over this, how people could get on despite the fact that their neighbour slaughtered their children. But they are getting on.”