Scott Chapman brings music to the Hospice

21 January 2013

One day singing with Alison Moyet at St. George’s Hall Liverpool: just a few days later, entertaining patients in Wigan & Leigh Hospice!

Scott Chapman

This is the story of a remarkable young man from Wigan by the name of Scott Chapman, who is not only a local, exciting singing talent, rapidly climbing the ladder of success, but a young man who genuinely cares for people less fortunate.

21 year old Scott first made contact with the Hospice a few months ago when he learned of the plight of the Hospice and the massively increased fee to play music in their 12 Hospice shops.  He provided his own music CD and gave permission for it to be used by the Hospice.

But after a tour of the Hospice, he offered to come and sing for patients, which he did earlier in the year.

Scott says, "My mum and I were completely blown away by this incredible place and the astonishing work they do.  I think the Day Hospice is especially amazing and hope to come back time and again if they will have me.  The reaction of the patients is hard to believe and sends a shiver down my spine.  Not only do they join in singing, but even get up for a dance!

Scott is a former winner of Wigan's Got Talent; has performed with various stars; sung at Aintree Grand National for the last five years and also at the switch-on of Wigan Christmas lights since he was sixteen.  Wigan Athletic, Manchester City and Bolton Wanderers are 3 of the Premier football clubs at which he has performed , Scott has also sung at The Prince's Trust Diamond Ball; opened X Factor shows, performed with Diversity and Stavros Flatley  - to mention a few.

Scott added, I am delighted to be able to support the Hospice.  I hope my singing career continues to develop, but nothing will compere to the 'highs' I get from singing and dancing with Wigan & Leigh Hospice patients.  I can only say that we were blown-away!  What an incredible organisation and I'm only too happy to support the amazing work they do."

Day Hospice Manager Jane Hastry said, "Scott is a lovely, genuine young man that deserves to make it right to the top.  He even recorded a compilation CD of Christmas songs: just for Hospice patients, volunteers and staff at his own expense.  As well as his amazing voice, the impact of his fantastic, genuine personality on the patients, volunteers and staff creates a real buzz around the whole building."

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