Home Study College Backs Global CD Launch for Diabetes Research

Home study college SkillsTrain are backing the global CD launch of one of their CIW Web Design students.

Luton, United Kingdom, February 22, 2009 --(PR.com)-- British based IT, booking and office skills home study college, SkillsTrain, has funded the recording of a single by one of its CIW web design students, 19 year old Shane Board of Poole, Dorset, which went on global download on 9th February 2009 and will be available in major retailers, including Tesco and HMV, from 16th February.

The 19 year old student and type 1 diabetic is aiming for chart success with `Tell me now’, his first record release, to heighten awareness of diabetes and raise money towards research into finding a cure for the debilitating disease. `Tell me now’ is one of three tracks on the CD, `Rescue Me’ which also features musicians Lee Pomeroy, guitarist with `Take That’, Pete Ronaldi, bass guitarist for Gareth Gates and Richard Marcangelo, the drummer for Chris De Burgh.

Shane’s mother Iris Board has been the driving force behind the recording project and the turning point came when she approached Luton based SkillsTrain, her son’s distance learning provider, in early 2008, to providing the funding for the recording.

She said “Getting agreement from SkillsTrain to fund the recording was the turning point for us and meant we could press on and get the support of the musicians, the recording studio and the promotions team and make what had started as a dream, into a reality.”

She continued “Shane was diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes when he was just 10 years old. He initially refused to take his condition seriously until a hospital check-up in 2006 warned he was endangering his health and had already damaged his sight. That motivated him to change his diet, take his medication and even return to his studies to give him the chance of a career alongside his musical ambitions. That’s when he turned to SkillsTrain who have since provided his distance learning web design course which has ultimately has changed his life”.

The Skills Train / Pop4Diabetes single is available from Tesco, Amazon, HMV, iTunes and Play. Profits from the 3-track CD will be donated to the charity, Diabetes UK.



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