This morning we invited you to share your memories of 9/11 – where you were when you heard the news, how the events of that day affected you personally and how you think the World has changed over the past 10 years. Thank you so much to everyone who took the trouble to get in touch – we were quite overwhelmed with so many moving recollections and reflections, which you can listen to again:[audio:https://www.phoenixfm.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Phoenix-10-09-11-Memories-of-9-11.mp3|titles=Phoenix 10 09 11 Memories of 9 11]
Someone who got in touch this morning was Paul Coogan, a singer/songwriter from Brentwood who today released a charity single to commemrate the tenth anniversary of the terror attacks. All profits from the sale of the single, which features alternative mixes of the song “Unnatural disaster”, will go to The FealGood Foundation, an organisation that seeks to spread awareness about the catastrophic health effects on 9/11 First Responders, as well as to help those who are in need of financial support as a result of 9/11 related illness or injury. You can listen to excerpts of the song at Paul’s website.
We also heard this morning from Darren Couchman, North Essex Area Volunteer Manager for Cancer Research UK, about the Thorndon Stride walk for breast cancer taking place in Thorndon Country Park on 9th October. To register visit the website, or phone 08701 60 20 40.
Also, Elliot told us about his friend Dan Schultz, who’s passionate about issues affecting young people and is hoping to break into TV presenting via Channel 4’s Battlefront. To support Dan just e-mail your name to email@example.com.