ANDY Reid hosted the launch of a new charity single at his bar, which will raise money for a cause close to his heart – ABF The Soldiers Charity.

Written by St Helens band Titors Insignia the song Freedom Fighter was officially unveiled at the Cinema bar on Duke Street.

Other guests included Warrington Wolves veteran Lee Briers and the Mayor of St Helens Andy Bowden.

They were also treated to a screening of the video which features a cameo appearance by Andy a former corporal with the 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment, his wife Claire and their baby William.

There was a strong St Helens seam through the event, including the artist Tina Culshaw, who created the single’s cover.