ACM Freddie Mercury Scholarship Winner releases charity single to raise awareness for mental health

Since receiving ACM exclusive Freddie Mercury Scholarship in 2017, Daisy Philips has hit the ground-running in launching her career as an artist. From TV performances to EP releases, Daisy has made use of all opportunities and is now giving back with the release of her single ‘Aftermath’ 25th July 2018. With the aim of raising awareness for mental health issues Daisy said: “I feel very strongly that mental health is something that everyone should talk openly and freely about.  Aftermath explores the thoughts many people have but do not say.”

Alongside raising awareness for such a prominent topic in today’s society, Daisy will also be donating 100% of the profits to charity, The Porridge Club which provides over 700 children with a bowl of nutritionally balanced porridge during one of the breaks between lessons at their school Luyobolola Community Primary School in Mazabuka.

Head of Student Services, Lee Fellows said: “As an Academy with an award-winning Student Services Team, mental health and wellbeing is always on the top of our agenda at ACM. We are incredibly proud of our Scholarship winner, Daisy who is raising awareness through her music on this important subject and hope that it will reduce the stigma around the subject and bring about an open dialogue to speak about such matters in a safe and welcoming environment.”

ACM is committed to ensuring its unique brand of creative industries education is accessible to all and annually invests in this commitment in the form of both Scholarships and Bursaries. The Freddie Mercury Scholarship is worth up to £27,000 and is valid across the Academy’s three campuses in Guildford, London and Birmingham on both the Performance and Creative Artist BA, Degree route. Applications for The Freddie Mercury Scholarship alongside The Skunk Anansie Scholarship, Music Gateway Scholarship and The Keith Lowde Scholarship are open until 31st July.

To listen to Daisy’s single go here:

If you think you’ve got what it takes to join the next generation of the creative industries and want to learn more about the Scholarships on offer at ACM, call the Admissions Team now on: 01483 500 841.


Photo credits to Kitkat Anderson @kitkatanderson4

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