Further funds will be raised at vintage show

Cameron Kirk with Emma Noble (fundraiser)
Cameron Kirk with Emma Noble (fundraiser)

A MORPETH teenager has raised more than £500 for a good cause after showcasing his vocal talent.

Cameron Kirk has busked twice in Sanderson Arcade this summer and he was thr-illed with the response from shoppers. The money has gone to St Oswald’s Hospice.

The 13-year-old’s younger brother, Arran, previously raised money for the charity by being sponsored to give up sweets over Christmas.

He said: “Arran’s fund-raising for St Oswald’s inspired me to do something myself for the hospice.

“When I went busking, I was expecting to raise £20 or £30. Lots of people stopped to watch me sing, but I was very shocked when I found out how much I’d raised.”

“I’d like to say thank you to everyone in Morpeth who made a donation.”

Cameron also performed in St Oswald’s own Chapel for some of the charity’s patients, staff and volunteers.

The brothers hope to raise more money for it in September by taking part in the Junior Great North Run.

Emma Noble, fund-raiser at St Oswald’s Hospice, said: “We are very grateful to Cameron for choosing to support us with his amazing talent.

“We need to raise £6.5million each year to continue providing care to North East adults, young people and children with life-limiting conditions, so every penny counts.”

Cameron will continue to develop his music abilities during the summer holidays after being given the opportunity to attend the National Youth Musical Theatre in London.

• Heighley Gate Nursery & Garden Centre near Morpeth is hosting its annual Vintage Car Show on Sunday to raise money for St Oswald’s Hospice.

A large number of rare vintage cars and other vehicles will be on display. There will also be lots of fund-raising activities going on throughout the day.

Sarah Tait, Heighley Gate events co-ordinator, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming back the Vintage Car Show. It has become a favourite event with our customers, who show such appreciation for the huge range of cars on display.

“St Oswald’s is an amazing charity and we always aim to support the hospice in whatever way we can.”

The event runs from 11am to 4pm. Entry is free but donations upon entry are encouraged.