Anytime You Need a Friend: Staff choir releases single

Monday 20 April 2020

Breathe Harmony staff choir

Guy’s and St Thomas’ staff choir – Breathe Harmony – has released a cover of Mariah Carey’s Anytime You Need a Friend.

The choir, run by Breathe Arts Health Research, created the international recording in partnership with Musical Director Mike King and MyCool Music Foundation, bringing more than 100 singers and musicians from across the world together to show their appreciation for the NHS.

The recording has even been tweeted by Mariah Carey and gained more than 55,000 views on YouTube so far.

Fionnuala Donovan, a highly specialist neurophysiotherapist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ and Breathe Harmony member, is the first singer to appear on the track.

Fionnuala said: “As always the choir and singing has added a little bit of light to my life, something which is particularly needed during these dark times of uncertainty. I hope this song spreads that light to everyone else that watches it.”

The single has been supported by Breathe’s celebrity patrons, Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton, as well as comedian David Walliams and actress and presenter Nadia Sawalha.

The track is available for download on Amazon Music, iTunes and Play Store.

All proceeds from the single will be divided between Breathe Arts Health Research and MyCool Foundation to enable the charities to deliver their arts and health projects to patients and NHS staff, and support the NHS with arts services all year-round.

The Performing Arts Programme delivered by Breathe Arts Health Research at Guy's Hospital and St Thomas' Hospital is made possible with support from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity.

For more information about how you can support Guy’s and St Thomas’, visit

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