Search

St Francis Hospice 30for30: Singer Michelle Ward to perform at charity fundraiser

07:00 04 May 2014

Michelle Ward

Michelle Ward

Archant

Eleven years after her sister’s death, singer and radio presenter Michelle Ward will be performing in a concert to raise money for Saint Francis Hospice.

The hospice cared for Michelle’s sister, Christine, in 2003 before she sadly lost her battle with cancer.

Michelle, who has been a presenter on Brentwood’s Phoenix FM for three years, will be joining the hospice choir at the charity’s You Only Die Once concert, part of its Dying Matters Awareness Week events.

Michelle said she had never visited a hospice before her sister became an inpatient and described Saint Francis as “far from what I expected”.

She added: “The atmosphere was so kind and caring. I know my sister was looked after so well in her last few days and so was our family. The hospice does an amazing job of the care it provides.”

Michelle has been singing since she was 18 and started working for Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason before running her own recording studio in London.

She sings a variety of styles from jazz to funk and disco and is currently involved with the band Shot to Funk as well as doing solo work.

You Only Die Once is being held at the Havering-atte-Bower hospice’s education centre on Tuesday.

It takes place from 6pm to 8pm and there will also be information stands from solicitors and funeral directors.

Tickets are £3 and on sale now.

E-mail education@sfh.org.uk or call 01708 758646 to book.

Read more:

‘It has been a privilege’ says Saint Francis nursing chief on retirement

College girl raises £243 after single-handedly organising fundraiser for Saint Francis Hospice

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 17:18
The Marie Black court case. Michael Rogers, 53. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A Romford man has been found guilty of being part of a paedophile ring that subjected children to sexual and physical abuse over more than a decade.

Yesterday, 15:00
Barking and Dagenham joined five other east London councils in the North East London Strategic Alliance (Pic by EPS Photography)

Havering has joined five other local authorities in an alliance that plans to “speak up for north east London”.

Yesterday, 12:00
Nitrous oxide canisters in Harold Wood. Picture: @MPSHaroldWood

Havering’s top police chief has warned of the dangers of “laughing gas” after a teenager believed to have taken the legal high died at the weekend.

Yesterday, 08:57
Cllr Ron Ower

Six Havering Council staff have been sacked in the last year for taking too many sick days.

Most read news

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Terrific tea, creamy cakes and splendid sandwiches at Mews of Mayfair.

Celebrate a truly quintessentially British tradition with the chance of winning a luxurious Afternoon Tea for two people at Mews of Mayfair, complete with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder