The Wanted have released a new version of their single Gold Forever to raise money for The Brain Tumor Charity following the death of band member Tom Parker.
Arker died in March at the age of 33, 17 months after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.
After Parker’s family requested that Gold Forever be played at his memorial service, band members Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness and Nathan Sykes created an updated version of the track titled Gold Forever (for Tom).
– The Wanted (@thewanted) April 27, 2022
Originally released in 2012, Gold Forever peaked at number three on the Official Chart Company’s UK singles chart, making it The Wanted’s third top 10 single.
The new version was played at Parker’s funeral in south-east London on April 20.
After a warm response from fans, the band made the song available for download so fans can keep the track in memory of Parker.
The Wanted, Island Records and the song’s writers and producers will donate all net proceeds to The Brain Tumor Charity.
The UK-based charity is dedicated to funding research, raising awareness and providing support and information for people living with brain tumours.
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Alex Lochrane, Chief Executive of Brain Tumor Charity, said: “Gold Forever (For Tom) is a beautiful song and a moving tribute to Tom and we are deeply grateful to The Wanted that the donations raised from the sale of this single will help us who finance the world. Class research and vital support services for everyone affected by brain cancer.
“Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Tom’s wife Kelsey, their children, family and friends, and The Wanted fans worldwide at this saddest time.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/the-wanted-re-release-track-for-charity-in-memory-of-tom-parker-41592556.html The Wanted re-release track for charity in memory of Tom Parker