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Woman writes song to raise money for Hillsborough support groups

Woman writes song for Hillsborough groups
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Sarah Milne, a mother from Croydon, composes song '96th Son' as a tribute to the victims of the Hillsborough disaster, with the proceeds going to the Hillsborough organisations.

A woman from Croydon has written a song to help raise funds for the Hillsborough Justice Campaign and the Hillsborough Family Support Group.

Sarah Milne, who has an eight-year-old son suffering from ongoing health issues, has revealed that she decided to compose song '96th Son' following the release of the report from the Hillsborough Independent Panel.

The report revealed that the South Yorkshire Police had altered statements in order to deflect blame on to the Liverpool supporters, who lost 96 of their own fans in a crush at Sheffield Wednesday's ground in 1989.

"It breaks my heart that 96 mothers lost their sons and daughters, knowing that they were left on the grass to die," Milne told Liverpool's official website.

"It breaks my heart even more that the police then set out to make people believe that the victims were drunk and violent and to blame for their own deaths.

"I was so moved and upset by the report that I had to write a song. The lyrics came to me all at once while I was playing the chords on the piano."

The proceeds received from the song, which is available to download, will go to the relevant Hillsborough organisations.

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