A Doncaster builder who loves to sing has hit the high notes to not only raise money for charity but in memory of his mum and two brothers who he has lost to cancer.
Alan Rodwell (48) of Skellow, who loves to sing at The Staff of Life pub in Doncaster town centre on Tuesdays and Fridays decided to record his own CD – with proceeds being split between St John’s Hospice Appeal and Cancer Research UK.
Called ‘The Tribute Songs’, the tracks are all cover versions of his mum and brothers’ favourite tunes and include hits from Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard and Bobby Goldsboro.
Alan explained: “I’ve lost my two brothers, who were both only 54, and my mum within three years. One of my brothers was cared for at this hospice and all of the staff were amazing. It was the best place for him.
“I recorded the CD because I want to put something back into the hospice,” he added.
The CD has already raised £100 from sales for the hospice. Anyone wanting a copy of the CD, which costs £6, can either buy one from the hospice reception, off Weston Road, Balby, from The Staff of Life pub or from Angie’s Tasty Corner Café, Hexthorpe Road, Hexthorpe. All proceeds raised from sales at the hospice will go directly into the hospice appeal.
The hospice is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).