Shayne Ward, Shane Ward, Sean Ruane, Padiham, Burnley, North West, 3Dbs, PCfixIT4u, Young Talent, Xfactor, X-Factor, Britain, Britain’s Got Talent, Katherine Jenkins, Kathleen Ferrier, Opera, North West Air Ambulance, Pendleside Hospice, Royal British Legion
Grace is a 15 year old pupil at Alder Grange School, Rawtenstall. She started singing lessons at 6 years of age with singing teacher Chris Broughton and sang on stage for the first time at 7. At 8 years of age she went to Chethams School of Music as a Manchester Cathedral chorister and left at 10 to join the Junior Royal Northern College of Music.
Her grandfather was a Royal Navy veteran of the Normandy landings and this led her to become involved with The Royal British Legion. She has sung for them on many occasions and has been awarded honorary membership for her fund-raising work. She has also raised thousands of pounds for many other charities including The Northwest Air Ambulance, Petal (cancer research uk), Help for Heroes, Save the Children, Cancer Research U.K., H.A.P.P.A. and Pendleside Hospice. In recognition of her charity work Grace received a Young Citizen Award from the High Sheriff of Lancashire and Local Hero Charity Worker of the Year Award from radio station 2BR. Performance highlights include singing with professional opera star Sean Ruane and BBC organist Nigel Ogden.
In 2012 Grace won the under 15 vocal solo competition at the prestigious Llangollen International Eisteddfod. An accolade previously awarded to performers as illustrious as Luciano Pavarotti. In April 2013 Grace was very proud to receive a BBC Rotary Young Citizen of the Year Award for her charity work. This was presented live on the BBC News 24 Channel on a day she when she was also privileged to meet war hero Simon Weston O.B.E. In July she had the unforgettable experience of singing for the Chelsea Pensioners at their home at The Royal Hospital Chelsea.
Her ambition is to become a professional singer but in the meantime she is working hard to perfect her art and raise money for charities while also keeping up her school work.
Her 2011 C.D. “When you wish” is currently available from Pendleside Hospice, Burnley and all proceeds go to that charity. She is currently working on two new charity releases; an album entitled ”Enchanted” for Petal Childhood Cancer Research and a duet of the wartime favourite “I’ll be seeing you” sung with chelsea pensioner Denis Shiels for the Chelsea Pensioners charity . Both should be available to buy in autumn 2013.