Wigan singer takes up his mic again to aid charity

A singer is doing a concert at his home and hoping to raise money to fight cancer.
Neil DunlopNeil Dunlop
Neil Dunlop

Neil Dunlop entertained Standish during months of lockdown earlier this year and will bring out his mic once more on a Thursday in the hope that he can raise cash for The Christie Hospital.

The specialist cancer hospital is treating a Standish friend of his - who has raised £200 for its work by making and selling face coverings.

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Now Neil wants to add to the total and is hoping those who have enjoyed the concerts he has given outside his home will contribute to a crowdfunder.

He said: “I am trying to raise money for Cancer research for The Christie because so many families have been affected by this.”

The Christie charity provides enhanced services over and above what the NHS funds for more than 44,000 cancer patients treated at The Christie every year.

Your support can help to fund life-changing and potentially life-saving projects that will benefit cancer patients both now and in the future.

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Neil has been singing on a Thursday nights since the Clap for Carers celebrations started a few months ago, with people living in Standish saying they can hear him from across the village.

His performances have sparked comments from a number of locals about how uplifting they have been at a time of crisis.

And despite the Clap for Carers finishing, Neil who regularly performs in The Albion in Standish, continued to belt out his songs and operatic arias until residents were able to celebrate in village pubs again last month.

Performances have seen him sing a range of songs, including Empty Chairs at Empty Tables from Les Miserables, to mark the tragic number of coronavirus deaths, while his Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel has also proved popular.

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Another performance saw him make a poignant tribute to Captain Tom Moore’s fund-raising efforts for the NHS when he sang You’ll Never Walk Alone.

Neil will sing at 7.30pm this evening and will also sing at The Albion on Sunday


To contribute to the crowdfunder, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Neil-Dunlop01