Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 12°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Wickham Market: My Last Summer’s Andy Priest in Top 40 chart bid with his single

09:00 28 June 2014

Andy Priest with wife Annette

Andy Priest with wife Annette

Family and friends of a terminally-ill man, who appeared on Channel 4 documentary My Last Summer, are bidding to get his single into the Top 40 charts.

shares

Andy Priest, from Wickham Market, starred alongside four terminally-ill people in the TV show who were brought together to talk about their impending deaths and how facing it with their families will help them come to terms with losing their loved ones.

The 45-year-old was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in February 2010 which was followed by aggressive treatment and a bone marrow transplant.

Despite being in “tentative” remission for nearly four years, Andy was diagnosed with an incurable lung disease and he is now fighting every day to live a little bit longer.

It was while visiting St Elizabeth Hospice that Andy discovered a love for music and a talent for song-writing.

And now, his song, A Space for Me, has been released on iTunes in a bid to get it in the Top 40 charts.

Andy, who lives with wife Annette and six-year-old daughter Isobel, said: “My inspiration for music came after my illness. Before that I was just a general listener.

“I can get my feelings across in a song.”
A Space for Me is about Andy’s journey and his personal feelings with words that everyone can relate to.

Andy, who also has three sons, added: “The feeling I have is amazing and overwhelming because of the support I have received. It’s left me speechless.

“The support of celebrities and the general public. People who don’t even know me have given me huge support which has given me the fight to carry on with hope.”

Andy’s brother, Jason Priest, has set up The Andy Priest Trust to raise money to help causes close to his sibling’s heart, as well as leave an ongoing legacy.

Proceeds from the iTunes single will go to the trust alongside fundraising events including a sponsored climb over the O2 in London.

Visit https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/a-space-for-me-single/id893696038 to download the track from iTunes for 79p.

shares

1 comment

  • Just downloaded your song, it's very moving xx

    Report this comment

    Evdokia Barker

    Thursday, July 3, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Figures presented in an operational performance report for the county show that the equivalent of 31 12-hour shifts were spent by ambulance staff treating patients who could not be admitted to A&E within 15-minutes of arrival.

Mildenhall Lodge Care Home.

Providing care for those in extreme old age, and with serious long-term health problems, is one of the major challenges facing society – especially for an area like East Anglia which has a disproportionately high number of older people.

Tents uprooted from their pegs at Jimmy's Farm.

More than 18,500 people attended the festival at the 100-acre farm in Wherstead at the weekend, which was hit by heavy rainfall.

South East Suffolk Magistrates Court in Elm Street.

An Ipswich man is awaiting his fate after admitting assaulting two security officers called to a court because he said he had filmed proceedings.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy in deep discussion with assistant Terry Connor following Saturday's limp 1-0 home defeat to Norwich City.

Ticket prices for the Ipswich Town home game against Sheffield Wednesday on August 15 have attracted a raft of criticism on social media.

The nature of care homes has changed. Picture posed by models.

The ageing of the population – with more people living into extreme old age and suffering from illnesses and conditions associated with that – has led to a major change in the profile of care home residents.

Grand opening of Care UK’s new Mildenhall Lodge care home.

Bosses at Care UK are confident that there will be no repetition of the problems that beset Mildenhall Lodge when its remaining new care homes open over the next few months.

Launch of the Get Connected event at Woodbridge library. The event aims to promote the library's online services and their importance to the people of Suffolk.
L-R  Alison Wheeler (General Manager), Helen Haynes, Tony Brown (chairman of the Suffolk Libraries Board),  and Sylvia Knight.

Suffolk’s library service will be marking its third anniversary as an independent organisation next weekend.

Joanne Mudhar, owner of the Oak Tree community farm in Rushmere St Andrew.

A Suffolk farm has turned to crowdfunding in an effort to keep itself afloat.

A three-vehicle crash on the eastbound slip road between the A140 and the A14 near Coddenham is causing delays.

A woman is in hospital after a two-vehicle crash on the eastbound slip road between the A140 and the A14 near Coddenham this morning.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages