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Rhino Stevie gets Leeds fans chanting for charity

Leeds Rhinos player Stevie Ward is behind South Stand Music, a new charity CD featuring supporters and players. 
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Leeds Rhinos player Stevie Ward is behind South Stand Music, a new charity CD featuring supporters and players. d303a354

 

Leeds Rhinos fans have taken their singing skills from the terraces to the music studio for a charity CD.

The South Stand Music Project is led by Rhinos star Stevie Ward, who decided to put together some of the most recognisable songs from the stands at Headingley Carnegie onto a CD with profits being donated to charity.

Stevie, from Morley, who has been out of playing for eight months due to a dislocated shoulder, joined forces with his friend, music production student Dom Smith, to make the CD of Rhinos anthems made famous by the fans who sing them.

The CD also includes various live recordings from matches and Rhinos first team players, including Rob Burrow and Ryan Hall, who have added their vocals to songs.

The song list includes Marching on Together, We all love Leeds, We’re Leeds Rhinos, Super Leeds, Leeds Haka and anything to do with the Rhinos wouldn’t be complete without a contribution from mascot Ronnie the Rhino.

Stevie, who is hoping to be back in training next season, said: “We started putting it together in July and we’ve already sold over 500.

“I thought it was a great idea, but didn’t realise there would be this much hard work! It was a good laugh though.”

A large amount of funds raised from CD sales will be donated to two charities, The Lymphoma Association and the Leeds Rugby Foundation.

Stevie said: “My grandad fell ill with Lymphoma a few months ago and it had a big effect on the whole family. So, not only will it raise money for the charity, but also awareness.”

The CD is available to buy now priced £5.99 from the Rhinos website www.therhinos.co.uk or a digital version is available via southstandmusic.co.uk.

 

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