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Lynn sings her thanks to Willowbrook Hospice
CANCER survivor Lynn Jones hit top note again with another magical fund-raising concert for Willowbrook Hospice at the United Reformed Church in Toll Bar.
Songbird Lynn from Rainhill was treated there in 2010, along with Whiston Hospital and the Lilac Centre, and she vowed to boost the cash flow to the self-supporting hospice, with husband Robert acting as compere and with family among the audience.
Her first financial bonanza was in 2010, followed by last year, and Lynn completed a notable triple encore this time in amassing £1,625 – and still counting – from a bumper attendance who were held spellbound by ‘some enchanted evening’.
As ever Aughton Male Voice Choir lent tuneful support to a well-balanced programme, while Lynn underlined her soaring voice which has see her enjoy leading lady roles in stage productions of The Merry Widow, Carousel and Sound of Music.
Here her tender tones were heard in no fewer than eight of the thirteen pieces including I Could Have Danced All Night, Bless the Bride, Pie Jesus, This Is My Lovely Day, Climb Every Mountain and Les Miserables.
However the highlight arrived on a night to remember as church organist Neil Willams was simply brilliant with the haunting strains of Franz Lehar’s Merry Widow Waltz.
The final curtain fell after Willowbrook Management figure Gordon Spencer received the welcome cheque from Lynn Jones – a fitting conclusion to a night of sheer bliss.