Help The Do’s help MIND - charity single by Wakefield band

the Do's record a charity single
the Do's record a charity single

The latest recording by city band The Do’s will raise money for the mental health charity MIND.

Band members Elliot Oldroyd and Matthew Oleary, both from Wakefield, along with their label, Philophobia, will donate all the money from the release of the single Helpful to the charity.

Singer Elliot suffers with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and wants to raise awareness of the mental illness that affects so many people.

He said “I was diagnosed with OCD a few years ago. The whole reason for us doing this is that I strongly believe that there is a serious lack of funding regarding mental health.

“There needs to be more mental health awareness within society because it’s likely that you know someone who suffers in some way.

“It’s not the 1950s anymore and things have come a long way since then but the stigma still exists.”

Rob Dee, of Philophopia Music, said it was important that his label was getting invovled in the fundraising.

He said: “When Elliot mentioned the idea, it seemed like the obvious thing to do.

“Issues with mental health are more common than people think. The more open we are, the better.”

“We’re not sure how much we are going to raise with the single, but we would like lots of people to get on board.”

The download-only single is due to be released on March 17 with the music video following in the next few weeks.

The album is expected to be released later this year.