The Group Chief Executive of The Co-operative Group and a cast of colleagues launched this charity record in aid of Mencap. in 2011. The track was released to compete against the normal records reaching Christmas number one, in an effort to bring light to a good cause and raise money for young people with a learning disability. Despite failing to reach the UK top spot on Christmas, it succeeded in generating awareness, and raising a considerable sum for the great cause. The eight piece outfit features staff from across The Co-operative including food, finance and the head office legal department.
The track Angel Square released was a flawless rendition of Take That’s Greatest Day single. The band performed the track at a charity gig in Manchester to support the release. Peter, whose day job is running The Co-operative Group – the UK’s largest mutual business with more than 6 million members – was the driving force behind the record and made it the huge success that it was.
The song is available for download from iTunes and all good digital music stores priced 79p.