Hugh Facey OBE and Gripple bring Christmas cheer with release of novel charity Christmas song.

Hugh Facey OBE and Sheffield-based manufacturer, Gripple Ltd have released a charity Christmas single in aid of Whirlow Hall Farm Trust.

Titled ‘Grumpiness (Santa’s Christmas Crisis)’, the song is a novel take on an original song, ‘Happiness’, recorded by Bill Anderson and later covered by popular comedian, Ken Dodd.

The song features Mr Facey, founder and chairman of Gripple Ltd and director of Whirlow Hall Farm trust, as a ‘grumpy’ Santa, disillusioned with modern life but cheered up by the children and the arrival of Christmas time. A comic take on a popular song, ‘Grumpiness’ has been played, recorded and produced by members of Gripple Ltd, the Sheffield manufacturer of wire joiners and tensioners for construction and agriculture markets.

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust, a Sheffield-based charity, is a working farm which aims to inspire, nurture and expand horizons for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019, the charity has set itself a challenge of raising £1m in 2019 to further develop its services and facilities for the benefit of children across the South Yorkshire region.

The song is available to stream and download on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music, with all proceeds going to Whirlow Hall Farm Trust. The music video can also be viewed by clicking the following link: