A UNIVERSITY student’s campaign to raise awareness of the perils of alcohol addiction has caught the eyes of a million people.
Henry Maybury, 22, who is about to graduate from the University of Chichester, wrote the song Lost Days after his older brother Tom passed away on February 22, 2013.
“Seeing what alcohol addiction did to my brother, I want to change it into a positive,” he said.
So far, the music video has been viewed more than a million times on YouTube and can be bought online.
All proceeds from the track are going towards alcohol and addiction charities around the world.
“The campaign went live on September 1,” said Henry.
“If I can help raise awareness through this music video and raise money for addiction charities, I would love to make a difference with Lost Days.
“I need everyone to share the word and share the links.”
The song was put together at the university, where Henry studied music with musical theatre.
“It’s been incredible to see everyone’s support,” said Henry.
“It’s not only the celebrities but friends and people through my Facebook page and Twitter.
“The other thing is that people have been saying ‘it makes you think’.
“That’s what I want. I want it to be an educational tool. I want this video to be used in schools everywhere.”
He added: “I don’t want people to follow in the same footsteps as my brother.
“I want to try to raise awareness for alcohol addiction.”
To view the video and find links to donate and download the song, visit www.henrymaybury.com.