Singer pledges profits of debut EP to help Welwyn Garden City hospice
PUBLISHED: 20:56 24 July 2013 | UPDATED: 20:58 24 July 2013
AN up-and-coming singer this week announced she will be donating proceeds from her debut EP to help the Welwyn Hatfield Times' news editor raise cash for the Isabel Hospice.
Celena Fernandez has released four-track record Reaching New Heights to rave reviews.
The soulful performer, who has worked with producer Michael Humphrey, has said the EP, available for download now, will help a fundraising drive by news editor Dave Burke, a childhood friend.
Celena has backed Dave, who will be trekking to Everest Base Camp later this year in aid of the Welwyn Garden City hospice.
She said: “I’m really excited about this record. Hearing my voice on these tracks was incredible, I’m really happy with the results.
“I’m hoping it’s the start of big things – I’m talking with a number of producers about making more tracks and remixes, and am now performing at gigs around London.”
Explaining her decision to donate the proceeds, she said: “I was talking to Dave about his challenge, and it sounds incredible.
“I did some research about the hospice he’s raising money for, and it really is a great charity.
“It costs a fortune to keep it running each year, and most of the money has to come from fundraising.
“I really hope I can help, it’s a great cause.”
Dave said: “I was incredibly moved when Cel said she would donate her earnings from this record – she’s worked so hard to get to this stage.
“She’s a fantastic singer. I’ve known her since we were kids, and all our friends have been saying for years that she should make a record.
“It’s really exciting that she has, and she sounds great.
“It’s incredibly generous, and I really hope people download the record, while helping a fantastic charity at the same time.”
Dave has set his sights on raising more than £5,000 for the hospice.
Celena Fernandez’ debut EP is available to download on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.
To find out more about Dave’s Everest mission, go to www.teambasecamp.co.uk/isabel-hospice