Monday, 8 August 2011
Yorkshire Bill`s Charitable Impulse
Yorkshire-based musician Bill Nelson, who celebrates 40 years in the music business this year, is a keen supporter of cancer charity Sara`s Hope.
A representative of the charity, which provides holidays for children and young people with cancer and their families, approached Nelson asking for permssion to use some of his music on their site. He responded with a suggestion that he would write a tune to be used as a fundraiser by them, the result being a CD entitled Six Strings for Sara.
Subsequently, he has kept up the involvement, posting a new tune on his site regularly (once a year I think) which can be downloaded by fans, with proceeds going to the charity.
Bill`s 40-year-long career to date is well documented elsewhere, so I`ll content myself with posting a few images from his past to brighten things up. For what it`s worth, my favourite Nelson track is `Make the Music Magic` by Be Bop Deluxe, from their album `Modern Music`, but that`s just me. If you wish to investigate further, he can be found at www.billnelson.com .
As mentioned above, Sara`s Hope provide respite breaks for youngsters affected by cancer and their families. Speaking from personal experience, if you`ve ever had anyone close to you affected by cancer then you`ll know the enormous pressures it does create for everyone. If you want to know more, use this link ; www.sarashopefoundation.co.uk .