The Dot Cotton actress teams up a host of stars including Samantha Fox and Union J's Jamie Hensley
EastEnders star June Brown has joined a host of singers to release a Christmas charity single. Performing under the name Love Against The Machine, the ensemble also includes Union J star Jaymi Hensley and Samantha Fox. They have recorded Love Is The Only Law – 50 Years Legal in support of The Albert Kennedy Trust, which helps LGBT young people in crisis.
Ninety-year-old June, who plays Dot Cotton in the BBC1 soap, introduces the song’s official video, featuring a range of singers and images from key LGBT milestones through history.
The song will be officially released on December 15 and it hopes to be the Christmas number one single.
The lyrics were inspired by Simon Napier-Bell’s film 50 Years Legal and Simon, who once managed the late pop superstar George Michael, has given the track his blessing.
Other performers on the single include 4 Poofs And A Piano, who were the house band on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, and 2011 X Factor runner-up Marcus Collins.
According to The Albert Kennedy Trust, at least 150,000 young people are homeless or living in a hostile environment. A quarter identify as LGBT, with more than three-quarters attributing their situation with rejection and abuse by family following their coming out.
The Albert Kennedy Trust aims to provide shelter, mentoring, training and a national digital support service.