September 2 2014 Latest news:
Anna Silverman, Reporter
Sunday, May 4, 2014
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01708 758646 to book.