Kate Green has presented local singer Wayne Devin with a Points of Light award, for his exceptional services to fundraising. The award ceremony took place at Stretford Public Hall on Friday 14 May.
Wayne, who lives in Urmston, sang over 600 songs from the Great American Songbook for a full 24 hours to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. The singathon took place at Mulino restaurant in Urmston. Wayne organised the fundraiser as a tribute to his musical hero, Tony Bennett, who is living with Alzheimer’s Disease himself.
The event raised over £8,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society, but over the past decade, Wayne has raised an additional £500,000 towards charitable causes. Kate said: “I’d like to thank Wayne for his hard work and dedication to charitable causes within Stretford and Urmston.
“I’m pleased that Downing Street has acknowledged Wayne’s charitable efforts, as I know just how hard he works to fundraise for charities within my constituency.
“As a Music for Dementia champion myself, I know the difference that music can make to those living with this dreadful disease, so it seems apt that Wayne used his voice to raise these much-needed funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.”
Points of Light are awarded to outstanding individual volunteers for making a change within their community. Wayne has received the 1624th Points of Light award.