Thousands of fans filled London's Wembley Arena this past November to support Jono Grant of British dance act Above & Beyond (together with fellow members Tony Mcguinness and Paavo Siljamäki) for a special gig in memory of his sister, Charlotte Morley, who died suddenly earlier this year. The band has released a short film that tells the story behind the fund, set to Above & Beyond with Justine Suissa's song "Little Something," an ode to parenthood.
The sold-out concert raised more than £222,000 for the Little Something charitable fund, set up in Morley’s memory, to support pregnant women and mothers with perinatal mental health difficulties.
Grant commented, "It was fitting for this show to be a legacy for Charlotte, to honor her dedication to the perinatal mental health service and recognize the work she did. We will make sure her memory continues through the Little Something charitable fund."
Dr. Jo Black, Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist and colleague, added, "We're very grateful to Above & Beyond for all they have done and the amazing sum of money they have raised. We are dedicated to carrying on Charlotte's commitment to this cause by making best use of the Little Something fund in supporting women and their families into the future."
Furthermore, HM Treasury confirmed that all VAT on tickets would be waived, boosting the total donation to the Little Something fund.
George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, said: "I am pleased to announce that the Government will be waiving the VAT on ticket sales for this sold out performance, with all proceeds being used to help continue the great work of Charlotte Morley and her team for so many vulnerable women in Devon."
Morley was a member of the Perinatal Mental Health Service across Devon and Torbay provided by Devon Partnership NHS Trust. She supported pregnant women and new mothers, their babies and families during these difficult times and she worked tirelessly to raise awareness of this issue and to de-stigmatize the condition.
For more information, visit aboveandbeyond.nu.