Today, radio presenters at Cool FM, Downtown Radio and Downtown Country have joined forces to release their debut Christmas single and music video to promote Cash for Kids Mission Christmas appeal.
Mission Christmas’s new single “It’s Downtown Christmas” has been written and produced locally, and is set to play on air for the first time on Downtown Radio on Friday the 1st of December, in support of the annual Cash for Kids Mission Christmas appeal.
Head of Programming, Stuart Robinson said:
"It was wonderful to see the collaboration across our teams, with presenters from Downtown Radio, Cool FM and Downtown Country all taking part. We are delighted with the finished track and hope people will enjoy hearing a new Christmas song whilst helping highlight our Mission Christmas campaign.
“Downtown has now switched its playlist to 100% Christmas music for December - so expect to hear the song all over Northern Ireland's airwaves over the next few weeks."
Downtown Radio Presenters David Coleman and Kirsty McMurray added:
"We're very excited that our idea to record a Christmas single has come to fruition. Thanks to the Cool FM and Downtown presenters, we have a fun Christmas song that supports Mission Christmas."
Cash for Kids Charity Manager for NI, Clare McGimpsey said:
“We are so excited our presenters worked together to show their support for Mission Christmas. We know times are tight for everyone this time of year, and this year in particular, with the cost-of-living crisis, but the charity has been receiving more requests for help than ever before. That’s why we’re asking you to please give a little, if you can.
“There’s no donation too small, what may seem like a small gesture to you, can have a huge impact on another family’s Christmas.”
“It’s Downtown Christmas” is available to stream now on all music platforms.
Check out Downtown’s YouTube channel, as well as the Cool & Downtown websites to watch the music video and make a donation.
Downtown’s switch to Christmas music can be heard across Northern Ireland by FM, AM, DAB, by downloading the Downtown app, or asking your smart speaker to ‘play Downtown Radio’.
Listeners in Belfast, Newtownabbey, Carrickfergus and Holywood can also tune in on 103.4FM.
To find out more about Cash for Kids Mission Christmas or to make a donation, please visit www.downtown.co.uk/mission
DJs include: Pete Snodden, Paulo Ross, Rebecca McKinney, John Kearns, Paul Kennedy, Evanna Maxted, Victoria Quinn, Curtis McCosh and Tameron Drake from Cool FM and Gary Myles, Glen Pavis, Lisa McHugh (well-known country singer), Caroline Fleck, Kirstie McMurray, David Coleman, Owen Larkin and David Gordon from Downtown.