Seven-year-old Poppy is a hit for Rainbows

Poppy Hickman has achieved her dream at the age of just seven by recording a song for Rainbows. 

Poppy’s song, Imagination, is now available to download. All proceeds will be donated to the work of our charity. 

The song was written by Bradley Knight and Russ Stevens-Drake, who run DPS Studios in Mansfield Woodhouse, where Poppy recorded the song and also receives guitar tuition.

Bradley said: “We really hope that the song generates a lot of money and awareness for Rainbows as it is such a wonderful and worthy cause.

“Between lessons we worked on the song and lyrics until she was ready to record. The latest lockdown meant that we had to really rush through the last week of production to get everything completed but ultimately, we are happy with the finished song and promotional video.

“We never had any intention of trying to make anything personally from the project but wanted it to do some good for a charity. After talking to Poppy and her parents Mark and Hannah about this, Poppy decided that she wanted to do something for other children and so we looked around and found Rainbows Hospice – It just seemed like the perfect match as this was one of our working titles for the song from the very beginning.”

Back in April lockdown restrictions forced Bradley and Russ to do something musically different so they decided to create something entertaining for the residents of their street. They asked the neighbours to get involved from their driveways and Halstead’s Got Talent was born.

Poppy did a selection of songs from ABBA and High School Musical and everyone was blown away by her confidence and presence. A month later and another Socially Distanced street show for VE day proved even more popular with residents. Once again, Poppy stole the show.

Kirsty Coxon, one of our Community Fundraisers, said: “What Poppy has achieved is just wonderful and we are so grateful to her, and everyone at DPS Studios for thinking of us. We wish her all the best with the single and hope that people will get behind her and get downloading.”