Benedict Cumberbatch is supporting a drive to raise money for Syrian refugees, by lending his support to the release of a charity single.
A brief video called Help is coming going to be introduced by him.
The 20-year old track can be found as a 7″ vinyl and download, using the group giving their approval to the job.
It’s been assembled Pete Paphides and by journalists Caitlin Moran, with cash likely to Save the Children.
It is an honour to be part of a growing chorus of voices allow it to be real and to generate activity Crowded House, Neil Finn.
“I started imagining my family in a similar situation, and almost without me realising it, a song I hadn’t heard for several years started playing in my head,” said Paphides, a music critic for The Times.
It’s an honour to be a part of a growing chorus of voices to create action and make it real
Neil Finn, Crowded House
“Help Is Coming was recorded by Crowded House over 20 years ago, but it evokes with uncanny empathy the howling uncertainty faced by thousands of families arriving in Europe for the first time.”
Columnist Moran, who is married to Paphides added: “The day after the pictures of three-year-old Alan Kurdi went around the world – it was like a switch had been flicked.
“My social media timelines were full of people who just could not stay inactive any more… People doing that brilliant, simple, ageless human thing of wanting to help other people.
“So, Pete and I were just doing what everyone else was doing, really. He’d found the perfect song… and I just went on Facebook and told everyone what we were doing.
“And everyone was desperate to help – everyone felt the same way”.