Flight of the Conchords, with a little help from Wellington school students, have written a new song to help raise money for Red Nose Day.
The song will be performed for the first time tonight on Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids which airs on TV3 at 7.30pm.
Wellington comedy duo Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement wrote the song named Feel Inside (and stuff like that), after talking to school children about sick kids.
Primary school children, including those at Clyde Quay School in Wellington, helped with the lyrics while Black Eyed Peas writer and producer Printz Boar and Che Fu's six-year-old son were also part of the collaboration.
Cure Kids' Red Nose Day is a national campaign aimed at raising money for medical research into children's life-threatening illnesses.
Cure Kids spokeswoman Hayley McLarin said the Flight of the Conchords immediately wanted to help and offered to write the song. ''It is heart-warming and funny. It will make you laugh and cry.''
Other famous New Zealanders who have lent their time to the song include Savage, Dave Dobbyn and Anika Moa.
The song will be available on iTunes tonight with a percentage of the money going to Cure Kids.
The night also includes Red Nose Day themed episodes of 7 Days, Would I Lie to You? and Jono and Ben at Ten.
The All Blacks will feature in a series of skits and the Wests, from Outrageous Fortune will also make an appearance.
About one child in 30 lives with a life-threatening illness or genetic malformation. Cure Kids aims to invest all of the public's donations into research, with the aim to improve quality of life and prolong children's lives whilst searching for a cure.
Cure Kids has invested $29 million to child health research to date.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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