Local singer/songwriter Kaelyn Kastle has written and recorded the theme song for the hospital's Why It Matters campaign.
Local singer/songwriter Kaelyn Kastle has written and recorded the theme song for the hospital's Why It Matters campaign.

Bermudian recording artist Kaelyn Kastle has written and recorded the theme song for the hospital’s Why It Matters campaign.

The 17-year-old singer/songwriter has made the song available for free via BermudaSoul.com to help highlight the KEMH Redevelopment Project.

 “I was inspired to write the song because I believe in the campaign and in the power of Bermuda’s youth banning together to invest in the new hospital, as we are the generation who will benefit the most from an improved, state-of-the-art medical facility,” said Kastle.

“I am thrilled to be the voice behind the song for Why it Matters and I hope the song will inspire others to get involved and donate to the cause.”

Wendy Augustus, Executive Director of BHCT, added: “We are so grateful to Kaelyn for lending her talent and popularity as a recording artist to the Why it Matters campaign through this catchy theme song,” said “In addition to radio play, the song will be used in our marketing efforts and at events. I encourage everyone to download the song and think about the future of hospital care on our island and why it matters to you.”

Kastle is one of many young people who have supported the campaign which aims to raise funds.

In addition to Kastle’s contribution, students from various high schools on the island have come together as the official Youth Advisory Committee for the campaign. Members include Jazmine Cann of Berkeley Institute, Russell Conters and Lindsay Fisher of Warwick Academy, and Bryanna Furtado of Mount Saint Agnes Academy.

The Youth Advisory Committee was formed to organize fundraising activities geared toward younger people in Bermuda, the first of which is a Why it Matters coin box campaign. Launched in the lobby of KEMH, the coin boxes will also be available at the popular children’s store Treats of Bermuda in the Washington Mall.

“Participating in a coin drive is one way the young people of Bermuda can make a big difference,” said Laura Lyons, BHCT’s Community Development Officer. “On behalf of the Youth Advisory Committee, we really want to encourage other companies and schools to follow the example of Treats of Bermuda and join the Why it Matters coin box campaign.”

To obtain a coin box, visit Treats of Bermuda or call Lyons at 295-2428. In addition, people can visit http://whyitmatters.bm/ for more information and to access online pledging options or follow the campaign on Facebook.