Logotype Inspirational fund-raising for cancer charities worldwide
  Country star Sue James       shines for Cancer Aid
Song co-written by patients and staff to raise        money for cancer charities worldwide. “Shine is a wonderful project and deserves                                      maximum support.”       Ivan Lewis MP, then Health Minister “I really enjoyed listening to Shine.  It’s a very  poignant and positive song, and I wish it the                                                 best of luck.”    Mark James, former Ryder Cup Captain
                                                                           As part of her work with a Cancer support charity in Manchester                          and St. Ann’s Hospice in Cheshire, Country singer Sue James started the patient support process which culminated in the song Shine.  Patients, families and staff helped write the song and helped themselves to express their personal losses in an inspirational project. As a lasting tribute to everyone involved, and in loving memory of one of the patient-writers who has since died, the song has now been re-mastered to raise funds for Cancer charities around the world. Thanks to the Strongroom studios in London, the legendary recording base for music icons from Tom Jones, The Who and Robin Gibbs to The Saturdays, Lily Allen and Kylie. Thanks to Sue James, UK multi-nominated country star, co-author of ‘5 Stars and The Moon’ with Ray Wrinkler (’Welcome To My World’ Jim Reeves); seven European top ten hits including two Number Ones; and extensively toured with George Hamilton V, Charley Pride and Raymond Froggatt. Sue’s already thinking about a follow up charity track ‘Call 911’ co-written in Nashville by Sue after an inspirational visit with Mary Reeves (wife of the legendary Jim Reeves) and writer Ray Wrinkler.  
“Shine is a beautiful piece of music by any standards, and does what music does best; uplifts, offers a feeling of hope, and expresses the pinnacle of what the human spirit can do.  Well done and then some to the writers of Shine.” Bob Welch  ex- Fleetwood Mac, Capitol    Records Artist.
 “Congratulations, what a wonderful achievement.  I know music can be such a comfort.”                                      Sheila Hancock, Actress.
“The team have listened to the song and think it’s wonderful.  Thank you!”   MacMillan                  Cancer Care
“We are delighted you have a link to donate to us.  Thanks to everyone involved with the song, we are very grateful.”   The Prostate Cancer Charity
CD design donated by Avocado - with special thanks to Mark Eccles.f Roger.
“What an amazing project.  Remember those we’ve lost and raise money for charity.” CLIC Sargent
“The song is a wonderful piece of music which will offer hope and inspiration to so many people.” Cancer Research UK
“Sue has performed many times for the patients of Cancer Aid.  The warmth of her voice and her love shines through.”      Cancer Aid & Listening Line
Special thanks to Lloyds Pharmacy Radio for their support.
Special Thanks  A big thank you to the pupils and staff of St. Anthony’s Primary School in Woodhouse Park. Their donation for Clic Sargent, and their support for Shine is just amazing!
We’re so honoured that the fabulous Macclesfield Male Voice Choir included a special arrangement of Shine, written by Dr Alwyn Humphrey, in their season repertoire.
The Macclesfield Male Voice Choir have been inspiring audiences for over half a century, and their members have one thing in common - the love and enjoyment of singing. The Choir continue to perform locally at venues like the Royal Northern College of Music, as well as  supporting local charities.  They have also toured internationally in places like Canada, Ireland and the Czech Republic, where they were awarded a Bronze Award at the Prague Festival of Advent Music. Choir members are recruited from within the old borough of Macclesfield and they welcome new members with or without choral experience but who love to sing. Enquiries are welcome. EMAIL
Sue James with MMVC joint secretary Paul Heritage
Gloria Hunniford
“Shine is a gorgeous song,  and it was a wonderful idea to get  the patients involved in the workshop.  Many thanks.”
CD covers generously donated by Big Wheel
“Sue’s singing was wonderful, uplifting and very entertaining.” Kath Tweed, Manager St.Anne’s Hospice
Kath, Hazel, Joan, Sue, Janet & Rosemary.
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From St. Ann’s Hospice With Love
“Suzannah has been to us on many occasions to sing for our patients.  She has an instinctive ability to pitch her song choices to suit the audience, from one occasion to another.  She is so sensitive to their needs and has an aura of peacefulness and just the right amount of fun required to lift the spirits of not only the patients but the staff as well. The feedback from patients, staff and volunteers is always glowing and we are just so reluctant to let her leave!” Olwyn Perkin Team Leader Day Therapy Sercvices
Article: Media Quest North West Written by: Rick Bowen
CD design donated by Avocado - with special thanks to Mark Eccles.f Roger.