Search icon


24th Nov 2022

Jason Manford releases ‘Assembly Bangers’ single for charity – and you’ll know all the words

Charlie Herbert

Jason manford Assembly Bangers

This will bring back some childhood memories for a lot of you

Jason Manford has released a school assembly songs dance remix ahead of Christmas to raise money for UK food banks this winter.

And it’s probably fair to say that you’ll know all the words to this one, even if you’ve never heard it before.

‘Assembly Bangers’ features snippets from classic school assembly songs such as ‘This Light Little of Mine’, ‘He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands’ and ‘Lord Of The Dance’, all over a dance music beat.

The comedian and singer began performing the singalong track as the finale of his sold-out Like Me tour.

Now, he’s decided to release it as a single for people to buy, with all profits from being donated to the Trussell Trust’s Emergency Fund Appeal, which is supporting food banks across the UK during this very difficult economic time.

You can give the song a listen below – and it lives up to its ‘bangers’ name if you ask me.

Manford said it was “nuts” to be releasing the track as a single, but was “delighted” to be supporting the work of the Trussell Trust.

“When I first started talking about Assembly Bangers on stage I never once thought we’d get to this point of releasing an actual record! It’s nuts,” he said.

“But so many people have messaged asking me to do it so here we are.

“Not only am I delighted to be releasing this single, but all profits will be going to the Trussell Trust; I’m a big supporter of the work they do.

“The track is a bit of nostalgic fun from our school days and if we can raise money for the charity, whilst having a laugh with the single, that would be fantastic.”

The campaign is the Trussell Trust’s first ever large-scale emergency appeal to ensure that UK food banks can keep going this winter during at such a difficult economic time.

As well as raising vital funds, the Trussell Trust hopes this emergency appeal will act as a reminder of how reliant society has become on the kindness of volunteers.

The Trussell Trust’s vision is for an end to the need for food banks in the UK, and the organisation currently works to support more than 1300 local food bank centres across the UK.

The Trust’s chief executive, Emma Revie said: “Our food banks are preparing for the toughest winter yet as they struggle to balance rising operational costs with a tsunami of need as more people find themselves unable to afford the essentials.

“Between April and September of this year, more than 320,000 people used a food bank for the first time – that is the equivalent of everyone in Nottingham needing to access emergency food.

“We greatly appreciate Jason’s support and the funds raised by this single will play a vital part in helping to keep food banks going this winter as they distribute an estimated 7,000 parcels each day.”

‘Assembly Bangers’ can be pre-ordered online and donations to the Trussell Trust can be made both online and in person.

Related links: