A classical singer has been giving back to her local hospital after receiving life-saving treatment for cancer, 20 years ago.
Singer Elaine Huckle, who is based in Lincolnshire, recorded an album of her favourite songs entitled Songs For Everyone. Proceeds from the sales will be shared between United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust and the music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins.
She said she would not be performing today if it wasn’t for the treatment and care she received from the NHS when she battled cancer 20 years ago.
Elaine, who is also a chaplaincy volunteer at the Trust’s Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, donated some of the proceeds to purchase handheld crosses to bring comfort to patients. Her generosity is also been used to help fund a bed to be used by relatives staying overnight with very poorly patients, as well as helping to buy a specialist wheelchair which can also carry an oxygen cylinder.
Chaplain, Barbara Hutchinson said: “We cannot thank Elaine enough for all of her support and generosity. It really is going to make a difference for our patients and their families.”
Elaine’s singing is known throughout the world and she has performed in concert as a soloist with many international artists including an appearance on Top of The Pops.
Elaine said: “Were it not for the support of the NHS, I would not have found myself performing in this album today. I am so thankful and hope this album will not only show my gratitude, but also recognise the commitment of NHS staff locally. They do such a wonderful job.
“I also like to think that the songs will bring hope and happiness to patients and their families.”
The album Songs For Everyone costs £10 and can still be brought online, by calling 01529 461704 or emailing email@example.com