About the campaign
Frank Turner started his musical career as the vocalist of post-hardcore band Million Dead but following the band’s split in 2005, embarked upon a primarily acoustic-based solo career. His unique blend of folk punk concoctions have led him to build an army of fans and play over 2,000 live shows including a sold out performance at Wembley Arena. Frank’s latest album, No Man’s Land, was released in August 2019.
About The RCN Foundation
The RCN Foundation is an independent charity with close links to the Royal College of Nursing. It was established in 2010, and its aim is to support nursing and improve the health and wellbeing of the public. RCN Foundation is there for every current and former nurse, midwife and health care support workers and supports, strengthens and champions the nursing and midwifery community throughout the UK.
The money from this challenge will go to the RCN Foundation COVID-19 Support Fund, which directly responds to challenges faced by frontline health and social care staff. One health care worker, who has already received financial support during the COVID-19 crisis said: “The grant from the RCN Foundation has made an unimaginable difference, both financially and emotionally at this difficult time. It has enabled me to pay my bills and continue to self-isolate for several more weeks, which has been such a relief to me and my family, given my ongoing underlying health issues. I’m so grateful for the support.”
How does Covers for Others work?
Below is a list of songs, one of which Frank will reinterpret and perform for your enjoyment. You can vote for the song you’d like him to cover by making a donation towards the campaign – the more you give, the more votes you cast. The winning song that gains the most votes will be revealed on Friday (May 8), and he’ll live stream his performance on Saturday (May 9) at 8pm (BST).
Frank has kindly donated a signed copy of Be More Kind for one lucky donor picked at random. To be eligible to win the prize, you need to have donated £15 or more, and we will contact you by email on Friday 8th if you win. You can donate in multiple payments (so for example if you have donated £8 already, you can donate another £7 and will be come eligible for the draw). Good luck!
Heads Roll Off
by Frightened Rabbit
3,225 votes (31%)
by The Gaslight Anthem
3,035 votes (30%)
If I Ever Leave This World Alive
by Flogging Molly
2,582 votes (25%)
by Tracy Chapman
864 votes (8%)
I Wanna Go
by The Wildhearts
380 votes (4%)
by Amy Winehouse
178 votes (2%)
Cassandra donated £15 and voted for 59 Sound by The Gaslight Anthem
David Alan donated £2 and voted for Fast Car by Tracy Chapman
Dan donated £5 and voted for 59 Sound by The Gaslight Anthem
philip donated £10 and voted for If I Ever Leave This World Alive by Flogging Molly
Pete donated £50 and voted for Heads Roll Off by Frightened Rabbit
Erin donated £3 and voted for 59 Sound by The Gaslight Anthem
Anonymous donated £1 and voted for 59 Sound by The Gaslight Anthem
Anonymous donated £3 and voted for 59 Sound by The Gaslight Anthem
Noelle donated £1 and voted for 59 Sound by The Gaslight Anthem
Carter donated £20 and voted for If I Ever Leave This World Alive by Flogging Molly