Teenager releases song in aid of cancer charity

Proceeds from the debut track will go towards Future Dreams


Mollie Freedman in a music video for her debut release, 'Sorry is not okay'

A 19-year-old singer will release her debut single to raise money for a cancer charity, inspired by a lady she never met.

Mollie Freedman from Stanmore will release her first song, Sorry is not okay, in aid of breast cancer charity, Future Dreams.

According to Mollie’s mum, Michelle, the teenager has been singing from the minute she could talk. “I've got photos of her as a baby dancing and doing shows for us.”

Since winning Sinai’s Got Talent at Sinai Primary School in Harrow, Mollie has always had her eyes set on performing. Now, she has recorded her first song and music video in aid of a cancer charity close to her heart.

Mollie’s mother’s best friend, Sharon, passed away 15 years ago at the age of 35. Although she never met Sharon, who moved to Australia, a photo of Sharon in the family home has meant that Mollie has grown up knowing who she was.

When she decided to release a single, she wanted to do it for a cancer charity to honour Sharon’s memory.

Mollie said: “I feel extremely fortunate and privileged to be raising awareness amongst teenage women and men in my peer group.

“I want to encourage all people of my age to check themselves for the first signs of this disease and make them feel empowered to do so, without feeling any shame or embarrassment.” 

Future Dreams is a breast cancer support centre based in London. The charity offers practical, emotional and psychological support for those diagnosed with breast cancer, funds secondary breast cancer research and promotes breast health awareness.

Working with songwriter and producer Perrie Young, Mollie chose a song she felt a strong affinity to “because of its themes of love, compassion, and hurt”.

She said: “Saying sorry is part of life, and it is overused and misused so much of the time and a real throwaway word. Sorry doesn’t mean it’s all okay!”

Future Dreams CEO, Sam Jacobs, said, “We feel proud that Mollie has chosen to support Future Dreams in the debut of her exciting creative career. Mollie has the opportunity to help raise awareness to a younger generation of listeners and by kindly choosing Future Dreams as the charity to benefit from the proceeds of the single, the impact of her support will be felt widely across the breast cancer community.”

Sorry Is Not Okay will be released on 18 March and can be downloaded via this link:

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