A Team Margot & Elstree University Technical College (EUTC) Production
7th October is the date Margot was diagnosed with blood cancer in 2013 & today on this same date in 2016, we are marking the Team Margot Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Registration Day by publicly releasing “Light The Way“, a song & music video which was inspired by Margot.
Music has the ability to engage and motivate large numbers of people & we hope that “Light The Way” will do just that. Our aspiration is to see 1.1 million new potential donors join the bone marrow registers.
Many thousands of patients worldwide are urgently seeking a perfect donor match and they need immediate help, in order to survive.
Once signed up, the chances are that you won’t ever be asked to actually donate; on average, you only have a 1 IN 1,200 CHANCE of being matched with a patient in need.
Two 18 year old students at Elstree University Technical College (EUTC), Grace Hynds & Daniella Bernard wrote a ballad, which was inspired by my daughter, Margot. Working in conjunction with our family, they performed and recorded their song, “Light The Way”, assisted by their fellow students and college tutors and supported by various professional musicians, including a choir and a string quartet from the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.
Today, on Team Margot’s Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Registration Day we have publicly released “Light The Way“. The song & music video is widely available at no charge on Spotify & other music streaming platforms, but we ask viewers & listeners to urgently register as potential stem cell donors & then encourage ‘Just One More‘ to do the same.
If you’re aged between 16 – 55 and are in general good health, please go on standby to help save a life by joining the stem cell register (aka the bone marrow register) – it only takes a few minutes online to order a DIY registration kit to be posted to you at home.
THANK YOU to everyone at EUTC for all your brilliant work & support and to the many wonderful & talented people involved with the making of this song and music video. I love your work ! and feel hugely proud of what we are doing together. It’s remarkable and I believe that the upshot will have a meaningful and vital social impact: the more that people sign up, the more lives will be saved.
On behalf of EUTC, Grace Hynds, Daniella Bernard and everyone involved, I am delighted to share “Light The Way” with you. Please enjoy watching and listening, then register online and SHARE.
Thank you all so much again.
Yaser Martini, Margot’s father
CAST & CREW
Grace Hynds, student musician (singer, songwriter)
Daniella Bernard, student musician (piano, composer)
Andy Carr, bass
Jim Kimberley, drums
Matt Backer, guitar
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC CONCERT ORCHESTRA – String Quartet
Malcolm Wilson, general manager
EUTC COLLEGE TUTORS
Andrew Mallen, musical director
Clare Deacon, producer
Sam Lewis-Wall, studio support
Rachel Pring, studio makeup artist
Tegan Adams, staff director
Jessica Hodges, producer
Antonio Josephides, studio performance coach
Chris Mitchell, Principal
Robes courtesy of Naveen Arles & the London International Gospel Choir
METROPOLIS STUDIOS, Chiswick, London
Marine Keeling, assistant studio manager
Paul Norris, recording engineer
Andy Baldwin, recording engineer
Shola Aleje, Senior Mastering Bookings Coordinator