The Royal Mail Choir and Joe have recorded a stirring new
version of the famous hymn Abide with Me. Set to a new arrangement,
the song also features a 20-piece string orchestra.
The track is available for download from iTunes and Amazon MP3.
Royal Mail will donate £1 to Prostate Cancer UK for every
The Royal Mail Choir
Choir leader, Tim Barber, commented: "We've got 30 postmen,
postwomen, delivery office, mail centre staff and managers singing
their hearts out for charity.
"Joe's a brilliant singer and he's been enormously helpful -
we're all really proud of the song and delighted Joe agreed to take
Working with Joe McElderry
Joe and the choir recorded the single at the famous Sphere
Studios, London, where the likes of Adele and the Script made their
Joe said: "I was delighted to be asked to sing on this record,
which will hopefully raise lots of money for Prostate Cancer
"It was great recording the song with the Royal Mail Choir -
they're a talented group of people, and together I think we've
produced a brilliant and moving track."
Joe continued: "Royal Mail's doing a fantastic thing by
supporting Prostate Cancer UK in this way. It's not the sort of
thing that you'd expect a big organisation to do. I was very
impressed when I heard of their plans."