A TEENAGE singer has recorded an album to raise funds in honour of a loved one.
Talented Cameron Williams, 14, of Bagillt, is to raise money for Cancer Research UK after his aunt Judith was diagnosed with cancer last Christmas.
He has produced a 10-song CD and DVD and is offering to perform at events to raise awareness of the charity.
Cameron comes from a music-loving family as sister Chloe, 13, plays the piano, six-year-old brother Guy is set to appear on stage in Manchester and both his grandfathers were musicians – so it seemed the perfect way to raise funds.
Cameron said: “When a loved one battles cancer, families can be in turmoil experiencing a lot of uncertainty for months, even years. Families can do nothing, only hope and give support, they are dependant on medical research. For these reasons I wanted to do something to help.
“I am optimistic I can raise £2,000 but my target it £8,000. This will require more hard work, but I am more than willing.
“Every sale is important.”
The Mold Alun pupil spent February half term filming the DVD and spent hours in recording studios after school finishing the album.
Proud parents Tim, who works at Deeside Insurance in Shotton and Tracy, who works at Ysgol Merllyn, Bagillt, are supporting their son.
Tracy said: “Cameron is a great singer. Cancer Research is a charity quite close to his heart because his auntie was diagnosed with the disease.
“It is something that he feels very strongly about. I’m very proud of him. What he is doing is a really good thing.
“This is not about raising his profile as a musician but raising as much money for charity as he can.”
Cameron added: “Deeside Insurance in Shotton sponsored me and paid all the outlay. All money received will go to Cancer Research UK.
“I am a fan of Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. I like to sing Jazz and swing, but I also sing pop and classical.
“The last song on the album is Hold On, which is dedicated to people affected by cancer. It is a beautiful song.”
CDs, at £3, and DVDs, at £5, are available by contacting him on firstname.lastname@example.org
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