A PARODY video of the hit song Gangnam Style shot in locations around Wrexham has been launched to celebrate a charity’s 25th anniversary.
The video, released by Cherish, a parent support group for the neonatal unit at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, shows charity members, friends, and staff at the hospital performing the famous dance in front of some of Wrexham’s most recognisable landmarks.
The music video, which has already been viewed by nearly 2,000 people on YouTube, shows people dancing at the Wrexham FC’s Racecourse Stadium, the Maelor Hospital and Coleg Cambria.
Deeside-based couple Brian and Nicola Valentine came up with the concept for the video, with Brian playing the role of Psy, the sunglasses-clad South Korean artist who released the original video.
The couple, who also run Flintshire Deaf Children’s Society, got involved with the charity four years ago, with their sons Dylan, four, and Haydn, one, both needing neonatal treatment when they were born.
Brian, 38, a garage receptionist, said: “My boys will never forgive me for dad dancing so publicly, we wanted to create a fun video and I was roped into being the lead dancer as my wife knows I have two left feet, although I was apprehensive when the video was launched the reaction has been fantastic and I urge anyone not to laugh when they see it.
“However, the serious side and reason behind the video is to thank those in the neonatal profession for their hard work and dedication, we know not every case is successful but I have been blessed with two great children whose lives were saved and for that, silly dancing and wearing onesies is a small price to pay.”
Nicola, 33, said: “Without the help of Cherish and the neonatal unit I would not have my two boys.
“Both my boys were premature, Dylan being the worst at three months. The unit and the Cherish charity helped not only my boys but myself and my family through this very difficult time.
“I have been a volunteer for Cherish since Dylan’s birth and wanted to create something special and memorable to commemorate the work of the charity and the unit.”
The video was shot by Martin Thomas of Colleg Cambria, along with a team of students from the college. To view the video, visit http://youtu.be/Je2H-XishEU
For more information on Cherish visit www.cherishwrecsam.org.uk