Barnsley musician crowned Young Fundraiser of the Year

A young musician from Barnsley has been recognised for his charity work.

Thursday, 24th March 2016, 5:00 am

Tristan Drew has been honoured for his work to help others over the last 12 months.

Tristan, who lives in Penistone and is getting married in a few weeks, works as an Olly Murs and Ed Sheeran tribute act.

He is also in a band called ‘Huntsman’, which released its debut single a few weeks ago with all proceeds going to two eating disorder charities.

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Tristan, who wrote the song, was named Young Fundraiser Of The Year at Hallam FM’s annual Hero Awards held in Sheffield last week.

He said he was inspired to write the song by his fiancée’s 15-year battle with anorexia and bulimia.

“My fiancee was the catalyst as I have seen her going through absolute hell and the difficulty she had getting treatment,” he said.

“I hope the song raises awareness.”

Tristans Agent Barry Peller said: “Tristan is one of the most talented of our young artistes, his unique vocal abilities and outstanding musical talents are being appreciated by many in the music business and I believe his future looks very bright.”