The MK Beating Coronavirus Song Writing Competition


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Dateline: 12/06/2020

Nesanath Fernando.

Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Story: The Video News Factory, sponsors of MK Channel 40 and the people behind the hugely successful Facebook group, Milton Keynes Beating Coronavirus have launched am MK songwriting competition where .he prize will be to have a recording and music video created by International award-winning music video director Nesanath Fernando.The aim is also to raise fund for Milton Keynes Hospital Charity.

See Just Giving fund raising link HERE

On March 16th, 2020 I started an MK community Facebook newsgroup with a video news channel service called MK Channel 40 to help MK beat coronavirus by promoting quality news information and education to help ordinary citizens care, share and protect MK. We now have over 2,100 members and syndicate and support a dozen other MK Groups with a reach of 20,000 citizens. When I started the service I created a video using George Michael’s song Killing Time as a tribute to the NHS, and it’s time to find something powerful from our own musicians to replace this video. I want to find MK’s best singer-songwriter to tell the story of how MK is beating coronavirus.

It doesn’t matter what style or type of music you create, we simply want to find the voice and words that summarises the best of heroes and pays respect to those who have lost their lives.

The finals will be live-streamed on MK Channel 40’s Facebook group ‘MK Beating Coronavirus’ at 7.30 PM on July 10th, 2020. There’ll be four categories for Under  Under 5s, Under 10s, and under 16s and of course adults too! Entries must be in by the 3rd of July, there will be a week of public voting to whittle down entries to the top 12 (3 in each category). The 12 finalists appear by Zoom on the 10th of July for a final live public vote and fundraise, plus invited to be part of a future fundraising ‘End of Lockdown’ celebration when we can eventually hold an event.

The overall winner gets a fabulous prize of a studio recording and a music video created by International award-winning music video director Nesanath Fernando

To enter simply donate via Just Giving to MK Hospital Charity at least £5 and then use the link below to send us your entry:

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About The Video News Factory Limited: The Video News Factory operates with a state or the art production facility and TV studio in Kiln Farm Milton Keynes with a managed service for video production and digital marketing channel support covering news, education, promotional video, animations and live streaming services. See

About MK Channel 40: This is a fast-developing community and social responsibility service created on March 16th 2020 to help unite to care, share and protect MK from the worst effects of coronavirus. It provided a free service to MK charities, businesses and unsung heroes with video news, video interviews, video promotions, plus events and social media on any worthwhile news or initiative that will help us fight and recover from the pandemic. See

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