A care worker who lost her dad to Covid has released a single to promote the positive message that Merseyside will survive the pandemic.

Wirral mum Mandi Fisher, 28, cared for her 85-year-old dad Philip as he lost his battle with coronavirus earlier this year. Mandi held her dad's hand during the final days of his illness.

Mandi had also cared for her mum in 2015 as she lost her battle with cancer.

Mandi, who works in a Wirral care home, told the ECHO that she had now released a single to promote the message that the city will survive the collective trauma of the pandemic.

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She said: "I have lost my dad to Covid and my mum to cancer, but I refuse to give in to doom and gloom. So many families have suffered loss this year across the city due to the pandemic, but I want them to know that there is a future.

"It's a been a devastating year but this song is saying that we will come through this together and make it to the other side. "

Mandi started work at a Wirral care home in the summer following her father's death in April.

She said: "Yes I went into a high risk environment but I love caring for people. I had nursed my mum and dad and wanted to help others.

"I also needed something to keep me busy after dad died and its the perfect role for me. I love it there."

Mandi, mum to Lucas, Ruby and Poppy, told the ECHO about her new record.

She said: "Yes its called 'We gotta try' and its my personal message to the city. We have suffered but we can't give up now.

"I love singing and my dad always wanted me to be able to sing to a wider audience. For me music is all about the message of the song."

Mandi paid for a session in a recording studio and then used a website service which made the song available as a download on iTunes and Amazon.

She said: "We filmed sections of the video in my care home and that was a big part of it for me. Our residents have not seen relatives in months now due to the restrictions in place.

"I wanted to celebrate them and let their loved ones see them. At the end of my shifts I know I am going home to my family but our residents can't see their loves ones.."

The video shows Mandi singing on St George's plateau in Liverpool city centre, but includes messages of support from carers and residents.

There are also messages of support from local school children.

Mandi said: "Yes the song has been climbing on Amazon and iTunes and had received a positive reception so far. Each download costs 99p and the money that comes in will go back out to the community."

To download the song go here.

Watch the video here.