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29 January 2011

Hestia Charity Album Release!

Press Release:

23rd January Independent singer / songwriter Surianne releases Hestia’s charity single ‘Stronger Than Before’, with all proceeds going to ‘Hestia Housing and Support’. To coincide with the charity’s 40th anniversary, up and coming artist Surianne was selected as Hestia’s single of choice to help raise awareness and funds for the London based charity.

‘Stronger Than Before’ is a moving story about picking up the shattered pieces and rebuilding one’s life. It is an emotional response perhaps provoked by a series of events, both good and bad, experienced by the songwriter. A powerful journey of self discovery and self confidence that through lyrics and music, beautifully describes the process of believing in ones self again.
Hestia currently support in excess of 300 women with experience of domestic violence every year through a range of specialist domestic violence services across six London boroughs, including:

· 10 general refuges for women and their children fleeing domestic abuse
· 1 specialist refuge for women from South and South East Asian Communities,
· 4 floating support services for 72 women with experience of domestic violence
· 1 Independent Domestic Violence Advocate
· Services for children residing in our refuges

Their Vision for Women’s Services is one where every woman can realise her full potential, personally, socially and economically. Hestia recognises the importance of working in partnership with multi- disciplinary teams in relation to the provision of support services including domestic violence. Choosing to work with an independent artist such as Surianne and release ‘Stronger Than Before’ as a charity single will not only provide financial support, but will help to raise the social profile of the charity and its services through music.

All monies from the single download ‘Stronger Than Before’ will proceed to Hestia in specific to their children and family projects - enabling mothers and children affected by domestic violence to rebuild their lives. At 79p per download, every 10 singles downloaded could provide toys and learning materials for children living in Hestia’s domestic violence refuges. Every 20 singles downloaded could provide a basic pack of toiletries and food for a person coming into one of the emergency refuges.

The charity single ‘Stronger Than Before’ will be digitally distributed through various online music portals such as iTunes, Amazon MP3, Walmart, Spotify, MySpace Music and Zune and will only be available initially as a download.

The single has already received airplay in national and international radio stations such as Westside FM (UK), Aculcoradio (UK), Radio Gibraltar (Gibraltar), La Cope (Spain) and featured in national and local press such as The Guardian Waltham Forest (UK), The Gibraltar Magazine, Gibraltar Chronicle, Area (Spain). 

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