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Talented Lily sings out loud for charity

PUBLISHED: 22:38 01 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:00 05 July 2010

SUNRISE Talent contest starlet Lily Hales has put her magical voice to a CD for the first time in an effort to raise money for a good cause.

The Gisleham Middle School student, who shot into the limelight through the 2007 Sunrise Talent Contest, has recorded an eight-track album entitled Lily-Jane…so far, and the young singer has decided to donate all of the money from her first recording to children's charities.

SUNRISE Talent contest starlet Lily Hales has put her magical voice to a CD for the first time in an effort to raise money for a good cause.

The Gisleham Middle School student, who shot into the limelight through the 2007 Sunrise Talent Contest, has recorded an eight-track album entitled Lily-Jane…so far, and the young singer has decided to donate all of the money from her first recording to children's charities.

Last year Lily finished runner-up in the 12-and-under category of The Journal and Hotel Victoria-sponsored contest, but when she was asked to perform at The Journal's Carnival Queen Pageant later that year she proved a great success.

She went on to perform at various events around the region, but it was this year's Dragon Boat Festival, at Oulton Broad, that finally gave her the push she needed to put her talent on to CD.

“At the festival, me and some friends raised £100 as we went around offering to squirt people's feet for Each,” said Lily, 13.

“The stall gave out a DVD and it was so heartbreaking and moving that it made me think what I could do to help raise more money. I decided that if I did make a CD it would be nice to donate it to children's charities.”

She heard about Tides Reach Studios, in Norwich Road, Lowestoft, and contacted owner Lee Jacobs about recording the album. She recorded eight tracks.

Mr Jacobs said: “She knew exactly what she wanted and had a mature choice of songs.”

Describing the tracks, Lily said: “They are mostly songs I enjoy listening to, so I enjoy singing to them as well.”

The CD costs £5 and is available from Gisleham Middle School; Morlings, in London Road South, and Tides Reach Studios on 01502 584271.


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