Soham goes mad for singing sensation Daniel O’Donnell
PUBLISHED: 13:44 11 September 2012
IRISH singing sensation Daniel O’Donnell wowed hundreds of fans in Soham at the weekend as he dropped by for a sell-out charity concert.
The hugely popular singer sang to 500 lucky ticket holders at the Ross Peers Sports Centre on Saturday night, performing much-loved hits including Give a Little Love, Singing the Blues and Tipperary Girl.
Daniel was invited to Soham by long-time friend Winifred Day, who has already raised £75,000 for the singer’s charities and raised a further £25,000 thanks to the concert.
Winifred, who lives in Soham, also had Daniel officially open a new 10-house development which she named Diamond Jubilee Close in honour of the Queen’s 60 years on the throne.
The Irishman cut the ribbon to officially open the development and also unveiled a plaque before being handed a cheque for £25,000 by Winifred’s granddaughter Laura Day.
Winifred said: “The concert was a total sell out and Daniel and his fellow singers were on stage for four hours which was fantastic.
“I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect evening, everybody had a brilliant time and we managed to raise another £25,000 for Daniel’s charities.
“On behalf of Daniel, his fellow performers and myself, I would like to thank Nigel Thompson of Blue Shed Studios in Soham for transforming the sports centre into a fantastic theatre for 500 people in just 24 hours.
“The sound, lighting and presentation were fabulous and we really couldn’t have done it all without him.”
A star-studded cast supported Daniel at the Ross Peers Centre on the night, and alsoperformed the previous evening at The Brook, with singers Michael English, Fergal Flaherty and Des Willoughby entertaining crowds.