Riding the wave of success: Holding the cheque from left are Nicola Feldman and Sheelagh Cooper of the Coalition for the Protection of Children. To their right are Tony Brannon and Michael Freisenbruch accompanied by some of the contributing artists to the fundraising CD Ride The Wave.* Photo by Sarah Lagan 

Riding the wave of success: Holding the cheque from left are Nicola Feldman and Sheelagh Cooper of the Coalition for the Protection of Children. To their right are Tony Brannon and Michael Freisenbruch accompanied by some of the contributing artists to the fundraising CD Ride The Wave.
* Photo by Sarah Lagan 

A CD created by Bermudian artists has raised $40,000 for the Coalition for the Protection of Children.

The company behind the fundraising venture, The Freisenbruch - Meyer Group, presented a giant cheque to the charity at a press conference today attended by some of the musical artists featured on the CD. Among them was contributing artist and promoter Tony Brannon who helped spearhead the production of the CD, Ride The Wave, along with FMG President Michael Friesenbruch.

 The money will go towards the charity’s Breakfast For Every Child programme that ensures some of the island’s most needy children are properly nourished.

Mr. Brannon told the Bermuda Sun: “It has been a great success and we would definitely like to do this again. The submission form for volume two is on the website (www.ridethewavebermuda.com) and we are looking for people to submit music for the second one. We are looking for all original music – it’s about people doing their music, doing their art.”The CD, Ride the Wave, released under the stewardship of Freisenbruch Meyer Group chief executive, Michael Freisenbruch, features 20 Bermudian artists.
The CD features 20 Bermudian artists. They are Troy Anthony, Collie Buddz, Mishka, Gita Blakeney, Homegrown, Secret Po-Po, Magma, Prestege, Junior Steven & Squinty, TonyB & The Rainbow Valley Kids, Last Rights, Mikey Wild, Victims of Existence, Batwa Hi-Fi, Sweet Sess, Michael Cacy, The Kennel Boys, HindSight, Heather Nova & Uzimon.