HUNDREDS of police officers swapped their sirens for singing voices to support the son of a Rugby police officer who has a rare form of cancer.
Members of police forces from across the country banded together to record the music video for a special charity single, hoping to raise money for Alex Goodwin, son of Warwickshire PC Jeff Goodwin.
The nine-year-old was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma – a rare type of bone cancer affecting children. The youngster’s family, who live in Dunton Bassett just outside Lutterworth, are aiming to raise more than £120,000 for his treatment including an advanced type of proton beam therapy not available on the NHS.
Alex was given a VIP welcome at the recording set – Warwickshire Police headquarters in Leek Wooton – meeting with 250 people including officers from more than 30 forces across the country, fire service crews, paramedics and even police dogs.
Together they recorded the music video for ‘Horizon On My Mind’, written and produced by Warwickshire Police inspector Dave Jones. The single is set to be released in December with a Christmas number one in their sights.
Chief Constable Martin Jelley said: “I’m incredibly proud to see the whole emergency services family come together to support and raise money for Alex, a very brave young boy who has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
“It is a privilege to be involved in the video and I would like to personally thank all of those who gave up their free time to take part in this fantastic fundraising effort.”
His father Jeff said: “Time is of the essence and we cannot afford any further delays so we must do whatever we can to speed things up and obtain the best treatment.”
Visit www.alexsjourney.co.uk/home for update’s on Alex’s progress.