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When 18 year old Ollie Wade, from Winchester, composed his song ‘Free’ he was getting ready to say a final farewell to his beloved brother, Ben who sadly passed away at the age of 19.
Now he is preparing to perform the track for the Duchess of Cambridge during her special visit to Naomi House Children’s Hospice on 29 April.
It was while Ollie and his family were waiting to attend Ben’s funeral that Ollie decided to write a song to say a personal and moving goodbye to his big brother. Ollie shut himself in his room with a guitar, keyboard and notebook, and didn’t leave until he had composed the perfect tribute to Ben.
The first time anybody heard the track was at Ben’s funeral. Ollie later performed the song at a Naomi House remembrance service held in Winchester Cathedral.
Free is available to download on iTunes from the beginning of Children’s Hospice Week (26 April) and costs just 79 pence, with all profits going to support other life-limited and life-threatened children and young people at the Hampshire based hospice.
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