Year 9 student Vicki Louise Sherwin is organising her own musical concert to raise money for the Lakelands Hospice. She, along with three or four other acts, will perform at the Best Western Hotel on Sunday 26th October. She is already over halfway to her £500 target through advance ticket sales and a donation from Brooke Weston.
Vicki Louise is no stranger to performing having already taken part in Eisteddfods and local theatre shows. Her most recent rendition was at Gretton music festival where her performance of Puccini’s O Mio Babbino Caro got a mention in the local paper.
She said: ‘I have been singing at Lakeland Hospice since I was 11. I want to raise money for them because my grandma was a volunteer at the hospice and helped design their gardens. When she died six years ago they planted a tree in her name in the garden. The arrangements for the concert are going well as I have already sold about 50 tickets. Miss Stringer has donated £200 as well. There are three acts performing at the moment and we are hopefully getting a choir as well so the whole thing should last around an hour. I have never organised anything like this before. It has been really fun. We have got a boy who is a classical singer like me. Emma sings pop, then we have got a band that are reforming for the event. Hopefully we are getting a choir as well.’
The fund-raising concert starts at 14:30 on Sunday 26th October. Tickets cost £4.50 each and are available from Lakelands Hospice, the Best Western Hotel or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org