Scarborough singer to sing birthday tribute to Captain Tom Moore during this week's clap for carers

A Scarborough singer will sing a birthday tribute to Captain Tom Moore as part of this Thursday’s clap for carers.

Wednesday, 29th April 2020, 12:12 pm
Updated Wednesday, 29th April 2020, 12:57 pm
Captain Tom Moore.

Sammi Lee will sing Happy Birthday for the retired soldier, who raised millions for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden, as part of a performance outside her home on The Uplands in Newby.

The professional singer, who performs at pubs around the area, sang a few numbers for last Thursday’s Clap for Carers to the delight of her neighbours.

Sammi, 46, said they have asked if she will perform again and, as it is Captain Moore’s birthday, she wants to honour him.

"When she is not singing, Sammi is a motorbike enthusiast."

“It has been good to do this for my own wellbeing and to help lift people’s spirits,” she said.

“It’s lovely to see everyone clapping and joining in.

“One of my neighbours is over 80 and she said last week really boosted her.

“It’s good for my mental health as well. Whenever I sing, I feel uplifted.”

While she is unable to perform at her usual venues, Sammi has been streaming some of her singing on her Facebook page and did a special online singing performance recently for a friend’s 40th birthday.

“I just want to get back to it,” she said. “I miss everybody.”

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