ACCLAIMED Sheffield singer Paul Pashley raised more than £2,500 for St Luke’s Hospice whenhe brought his vocal skills to the stage at the city’s Abbeydale Picture House.
Paul, who has performed around the world with his popular range of Swing and Jazz standards, presented the special Abbeydale concert as a tribute to his dad Terry, who was a St Luke’s patient.
The evening – which also featured Paul’s six piece band and support from singer Julian Jones – was sponsored by boutique hotel, restaurant and bar The Devonshire Arms at Middle Handley and it raised a final total of £2,668 for St Luke’s patient care.
“Following my dad’s death I made a promise to myself that I would do something for St Luke’s in his memory because the support he received was beyond anything we had ever expected.” Said Paul.
“Dad had lung cancer and I remember the first time I went to see him at St Luke’s, the atmosphere was incredible, so supportive and so peaceful – there was nothing at all clinical or stressful about being there.
“That’s why I wanted to give something back, so other people can experience what our family experienced.”