searching: Mum Kerry Needham with a photo of son Ben as a
A NEW song written to raise the profile of the hunt for missing Ben
Needham has been launched to the public worldwide.
A Song for Ben was written, composed and sung by Tyne and Wear-based
Nigel Graham, who has also written other songs for missing people
including Madeline McCann.
Sheffield toddler Ben disappeared on Kos in Greece nearly 21 years ago.
The video was put on YouTube on Tuesday and the song is now available to
download on iTunes.
Watch and listen to
Nigel Graham’s Song For Ben on YouTube - CLICK HERE.
The song is dedicated to Ben and his family’s search for him.
The video features family photos of Ben as a youngster along with images
of mum Kerry Needham, of Ecclesfield. Artist’s impressions of what Ben
might look like now are also featured.
Scott Martin, orchestrating the Help Find Ben campaign, said: “The song
is available on iTunes and the other usual music download sites.
“Kerry is delighted with it and says it has been moving her to tears
everytime she watches it. She just wants people to watch the clip and
share it with as many as possible, increasing the chances of Ben seeing
“I am very happy Nigel has taken the time to do this. I know it will
help raise more much-needed awareness for Ben’s story around the world.
“We hope this song will even reach Ben himself and get him to ask the
questions about himself he may not have thought to ask before. We
believe Ben is still out there somewhere and that we will find him.”
Kerry’s supporters have taken to social media sites to spread the word
about Ben’s disappearance.
They hope that the advent of social networking sites used by people
around the world will help eventually track Ben down so he can be
reunited with his family.
Among celebrities supporting the Twitter campaign are Hollywood star Tom
Cruise and Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh.
* At the time of publishing, The Find Ben Facebook page –
www.facebook.com/helpfindben – is ‘liked’ by 13,110 people and
the group’s Twitter account has 15,515 followers.