Mother’s Day song supports Alzheimer’s Research Trust

Singer, songwriter, actress and playwright Eleanor Bennet has released her premier single, Mother and Child, to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Research Trust, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. On the run up to Mother's Day, the song has wo

Posted on 9th March 2010

The song is a contemporary ‘girls’ anthem’ that celebrates the wisdom, love and life force of motherhood. It is already available to download from Amazon ( and iTunes.

Eleanor explained her motivation behind the song and for supporting the Alzheimer’s Research Trust: “In between acting, writing and singing, I have worked in care homes and witnessed first-hand the devastating effects of dementia. I’ve seen the heartbreak in a daughter’s eyes when her mother no longer recognises her and so many precious memories being stolen by this awful condition.”

“Writing and recording Mother and Child is my way of helping to make a difference, by raising awareness of the hundreds and thousands of people across the country who are affected by dementia and raising money for vital research, whilst at the same time celebrating motherhood.”

The song is backed by Martha Ross – actress and mother of six, including presenters Jonathan and Paul – who said: “This is a beautiful song, which will pull at any mum’s heartstrings and Eleanor has done a fantastic job writing it for such a worthy cause. I wish Eleanor and the Alzheimer’s Research Trust all the best with the campaign.”

Rebecca Wood, Chief Executive of the Alzheimer’s Research Trust, added: “We can’t thank Eleanor enough for producing this song to help us beat dementia. The money raised will make a real difference in bringing a cure ever nearer and hope to those people living with the daily reality of this devastating condition.

“There are 820,000 people in the UK with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia – research is making progress but it is hugely underfunded.”

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