A 14-YEAR-OLD boy has recorded a song to help support a homeless charity.

Jacob Reddy, from Blackburn, has written music for a song called "Community Spirit" to help raise funds for the homeless charity of the same name.

The St Augustine’s RC High School student said: “When I heard about the work volunteers at Community Spirit do and the people they help, I knew I wanted to get involved.

"I love writing music and singing my own songs, so this was the perfect opportunity.

"Through the song I hope to help those less fortunate than me."

Jacob can often be seen busking opposite Boots chemist on Castle Street in Clitheroe, raising money to go towards his school charity trip to Kigali, where he’ll be working with other young people to help educate street children whose families have been affected the Rwandan genocide.

Jacob’s dad, Anthony added: "These are exciting times for Jacob.

"He’s worked hard to bring the song together and we’re really looking forward to going to Esche Haus Recording Studio, in Blackburn Town Centre to make the recording.

"We’re all hoping it will be a huge success for Community Spirit."

Community Spirit is a voluntary group of local people set up to help feed the homeless and hungry, and chaired Blackburn man, Neil Mistry.

Imogen Storey and James Duckworth, owners of Esche Haus Studio, said: "We are delighted to be able to help Jacob, and Community Spirit, by donating the use of our recording studio.

"We’ll be there to lend a hand if needed, and we hope the song will raise much needed funds for the group."

Neil Mistry, chairman of Community Spirit said: "Such kindness by a young teenage lad is the icing on the cake so, on behalf of everyone at Community Spirit.

"I want to say a big thank you to Jacob and his dad for all their hard work in pulling this song together.

"We’re delighted to learn that the song is to be called ‘Community Spirit’ and we can’t wait to listen to it."