A DANCER whose career was ended by a road accident has released her debut single.
Ceri Pritchard, who is originally from Trelawnyd, was a passenger on a motorbike when it was hit by a car when she was working in Cyprus in April, 2009.
She was told she would never dance again after the bike’s exhaust burned her leg following the crash.
But Ceri, 26, has proved her musical talents are still very much alive and is enjoying being in the spotlight as a singer/songwriter.
She is now balancing her studies with her new career after releasing Wild Child, available to download on iTunes and Amazon and having enjoyed airtime on Radio One.
Ceri, who now lives in Prestatyn, is due to perform at the G-A-Y club in London with X-Factor semi-finalist Sami Brookes, of Rhyl, in March.
Ceri is also raising funds and awareness for The Katie Piper Foundation, supporting people who have suffered from burns.
Ceri, who has raised nearly £3,000 for the charity, is studying Level 2 Beauty and Nails at Rhyl Coleg, Llandrillo.
She said: “I don’t have the confidence to show my bare legs and at the moment I am making regular trips to hospital.
“Through the foundation I have met new friends and I am finally getting a piece of the old me back again.
“I did a range of beauty courses at school, so I could gain experience and qualifications in all aspects of beauty therapy, in the hope I can specialise in camouflage techniques in the future to help people with disfigurements, whether it is skin cancer or burns-related injuries.”
Ceri’s passion has always been performing and she has performed in cabaret all over the UK and abroad. She also been a model and has had various acting and roles as an extra in television programmes.
She has also organised charity nights, including one at Mostyn Clock Tower, with all profits going to The Katie Piper Foundation.