Band release single for Refuge

Suffolk band Flaming June are releasing a new single to raise money for domestic abuse charity Refuge. Left to right: Paul Richards, Clare Calder, Louise Hamilton, Steve Calder
Suffolk band Flaming June are releasing a new single to raise money for domestic abuse charity Refuge. Left to right: Paul Richards, Clare Calder, Louise Hamilton, Steve Calder
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A SUFFOLK folk band are releasing a single to raise money and awareness for domestic abuse charity Refuge.

Flaming June, who practise in Barrow, near Bury St Edmunds, are donating all profits of their new song, Nerves of Steel, to the charity.

Lead singer Louise Hamilton, from Newmarket, said the decision to help the charity stemmed from her own experiences of domestic abuse.

She said: “The song is about courage and finding individual strength to go on.

“It is based on my personal experience of domestic abuse.

“Although it was not a violent experience, you do not have to be hit to be abused. It is a horrible thing to go through, it destroys your self-esteem and makes you feel so isolated.

“It is a very important issue and a very important charity as one in four women will experience domestic abuse at some point in their lives.

“I wish I had known more about Refuge when going through it myself.”

Flaming June are a four-piece alternative folk band who have played events all over the country.

Nerves of Steel is out now and can be downloaded by visiting www.flamingjune.co.uk