Song to raise cash in memory of soldier

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A musician who penned a song about fallen soldier Liam Maughan is set to raise cash for a military charity with sales of the single.

Lewis Turgoose, 21, wrote the song after Liam Maughan was killed in Afghanistan. He will release the single today - the fourth anniversary of his death.

Lewis, who is a backing vocalist and guitarist in the band Spirits Over Speeding Cars, recorded the single with fellow band member Kris Crump.

And after getting signed by Doncaster-based record label Snp Sound House the single will be available from today to download with all sales going to Care For Casualties.

Speaking about the song Lewis said: “I know Liam’s family and I remember when we had the call to say Liam had been killed. I couldn’t get him out of my head, I lost sleep and just couldn’t stop thinking about it so writing the song was my way of dealing with it.

“Everyone is really proud of us that we are getting the single out there, everyone seems to be buzzing about it and we are raising money for a good cause.

“I told Liam’s dad I had written the song and he was really happy that I’d done it.

“We always get good feedback when we play the song.

“Hopefully Liam would have like it.”

Liam died after he was shot by the Taliban near Sangin in Helmand province in Afghanistan in March 2010. He was weeks away from returning home to see his new-born son Jaden for the first time.