Kids Wish for the World

Beatie Wolfe and Kids sing their Wishes for the World in this 2015 Charity Single with the proceeds going to NSPCC's ChildLine and War Child. Order yours: iTunesGoogle Amazon

Kids Wish for the World is a re-recording of Beatie’s song ‘Wish’ which over 50,000 children contributed to (with 22,000 sending wishes in and 10,000 designing the cover). The song features 10 finalists from across the UK (aged between 8 and 14) singing their own wish for the world following a competition Beatie launched via her channel on Michael Acton Smith's children’s social media platform PopJam. Kids Wish for the World was launched at Whole Food’s Flagship store in aid of NSPCC and WarChild  //  for more info on the project click here

So sweet
— The Sun on Sunday
Optimistic
— Evening Standard
Revolutionary
— MTV

My Wish for the World - Overview

Beatie Wolfe collaborated with Britain's top web entrepreneur Michael Acton Smith OBE, and two leading children's charities NSPCC’s ChildLine and War Child for the charity single ‘Kids Wish for the World’.

‘Kids Wish for the World’ is a re-recording of one of Beatie’s original songs ‘Wish’, and this new version features ten children from all over the UK singing their very own wish for the world following a competition on new children’s social media platform PopJam. It now represents the combined voice of over 50,000 children. 

The idea for the ‘Wish for the World’ project came to Beatie after her song ‘Wish’ was launched last summer at the Foreign Secretary’s official country residence, Chevening House, to 150 different nationalities in attendance and directly after the Prime Minister’s speech.

After hearing ‘Wish’, Moshi Monsters and Mind Candy creator and founder Michael Acton Smith (already a fan of Beatie’s music) asked Beatie Wolfe to launch the first official musician channel for his new social media world for kids called PopJam – a hugely creative, collaborative and safe version of Instagram for children. On PopJam, Beatie joined global brands Lego, Minecraft and Adventure Time and now has one of the top channels acquiring 40,000 subscribers in the last few months alone.

While Beatie was testing out the app, a boy got in touch to share his "wishes”. Movingly, these were not about his own personal wants but what he wished for the world. One of them read: "I wish everyone had a home and enough food and water."

This confirmed an idea of Beatie’s: to create a competition for kids to share their No.1 ‘Wish for the World’ and invite the finalists into the recording studio to sing their ‘Wish’ on a new version of the single, with the proceeds going to charity. In two days, the competition received 20,000 responses, a record for PopJam. From those 20,000, Beatie chose ten children who would record their wishes as part of the single and star in the music video.

“Last year was particularly devastating to the lives of many children around the world” said Beatie. “The intention behind this project was to put out a very positive message about the changes our next generation wishes to see in the world. I was amazed by the insight and thoughtfulness regarding the current state of affairs from the many kids who entered the competition, and how they would do things differently. It was incredibly moving. I chose the ten finalists on the basis of their wishes as each wish was a really valued point and together they covered many of the most important areas I believe our world can benefit from.”

With the wonderful support of the Utley Foundation and in aid of the children’s charities NSPCC’s ChildLine and War Child, Beatie's wish is now a reality. ‘Kids Wish for the World’ is a song co-created with children for children, with the powerful message of everyone working together happily towards a brighter and safer future.

Kids Wish for the World - The Music Video

Beatie Wolfe and Kids sing their Wishes for the World in this 2015 Charity Single with the proceeds going to NSPCC's Childline and War Child 

Special thanks to the Awesome Jammers on vocals: Ammal, Archer, Ben, Dylan, Funmi, Martha, Mateusz, Niamh, Rafe, Rebekah and Single Cover by Megan   ///   Make a donation by ordering your copy via...

Written by Beatie Wolfe. Performed by Beatie and the Popjammer plus Yaron Stavi (Bass), Adam Hayes (Drums) & Rachel Black (BV). Recorded at Larkins Farm with Tom Loffman (NUA Entertainment). Mixed & Mastered by Joe Rubel (Pixel). Video Directed & edited by Ben Stevenson 

Wish Festival - Whole Foods Market HSK

SUN 15TH FEB at Whole Foods Market Kensington: The Wish Festival is a morning of fun, excitement and brunch for all ages at the London flagship Whole Foods. With an exclusive performance of "Kids Wish For The World," an array of interactive arts, games & tech activities, its own wishing well and special brunch menus, The Wish Festival is a brilliant way to kick off your Sunday and help to raise money for NSPCC and War Child. The festival is being broadcast across both Fun Kids Radio and PopJam TV

The Launch - Apple Store Theatre

Join Britain's leading web entrepreneur Michael Acton Smith OBE, artist Beatie Wolfe & Kids as they talk to Monocle's Culture Editor Robert Bound about 'Kids Wish for the World', the charity single created by Beatie Wolfe via PopJam. Followed by a live performance from Beatie Wolfe & her Pack.

Song Artwork

PopJam and Beatie Wolfe launched a competition for the Kids to design the Charity Single's Artwork. From the 5,000 wonderful entries the team chose 9 finalist - seen here.

Of the 9 very talented finalists Megan's design was selected as it best represented songs powerful message of everyone working together happily towards a brighter and safer future.

CONGRATULATIONS MEGAN