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East Barnet musician hopes England's Euro success can boost charity single 'We Still Believe'
An East Barnet musician who released a charity Euro 2012 single is hoping England’s success in the tournament will boost sales of his track.
Stepan Pasicznyk, of Cranbrook Road, is raising money for Cancer Research with his football anthem ‘We Still Believe’.
The tune was released in five languages to promote harmony between fans and raise money in memory of his late father, who died following a battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.
The 48-year-old, whose father was born in Ukraine, admits he had mixed emotions when England knocked out the tournament co-hosts on Tuesday but is hopeful their progression will boost sales of his song on iTunes.
Father-of-two Stepan said: “I’m disappointed in a way that Ukraine have gone out – it would have mean a lot to my father for them to have done well – but at least the single is still there and thriving.”
Since its release last month, the tune has been given air time on two local BBC radio stations and downloads of the single are continuing with England’s progression to the knock-out stages.
Part-time swimming instructor Stepan said: “I’m hopeful the team can do well and that me and the kids will live to see England bring home the trophy one day.
“There has been a good buzz locally about the song and I’m hoping now to push that to a national level. We want, like England, to take it to the next stage.”
To download the English version of the song, search ‘Euro 2012 song’ in iTunes.