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The Portraits: The Rest of Time Emma Whittaker

English folk duo The Portraits have released a single to raise money for Emma Whittaker, a six-year-old girl who is suffering from a rare genetic condition and who needs a find a donor with her blood type by March. Emma's parents are already promoting their daughter's cause with their online Match 4 Emma and #pantsonyourhead campaigns and you can read Emma's moving story here.

The Rest Of Time features Ethemia and Minnie Birch, as well as the voices of 2000 people from across the UK, recorded by The Portraits over the past year. It's something that brings a huge group of people together to get Emma's message heard far and wide.

Singer Lorraine Reilly Millington of The Portraits says: “We wanted to create a huge national choir by layering the voices of different crowds we played to and every person that has sung will be credited on the single. There are enough people with an interest in its success that reaching the charts is really achievable, and this would make a huge noise for Emma and everyone else searching for a donor!”

She adds: “We’ve had such an amazing reaction from real people as we’ve recorded them. The UK has sung its heart out for one little girl, from Lancaster to Leighton Buzzard, Cornwall to Camden. The results are stunning and the song has a huge momentum behind it. Next stop, the charts!”

The Rest of Time is out on 28 December 2014 and is available to pre-order on iTunes and on CD now. For just 79p, you can help towards this fantastic cause – it's not much is it? So click on one of the buttons below to buy the single!

Watch a short documentary about The Rest Of Time below.


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