Freddy Stratton

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My name is Freddy Stratton and I come from Windsor, Great Britain.
In 2012 I was taken ill and was partially paralysed down my left side.
During my recovery I taught myself to play a keyboard with great support of a close friend Jean Taylor.
She was very influential in my getting started with my music. After giving Greensleeves a good bashing the music got better until I then started to do a bit of composing.
Not being able to return to my full time job as a taxi driver I became a carer for one of my taxi customers who had become quite frail.
Her name was Joan Hyde, and I had been her taxi driver for many years.
She had loved the songs I composed and played them regularly.
In 2014 she was diagnosed with cancer. It was very sad to watch her go through this horrible illness, as she had always been a very active person.
I nursed her up to palliative care and sadly lost her in April of that year.
I wanted to do something in Joans Memory so I started selling copies of my songs and donating the money to Cancer Research UK in her name.
I then had an idea to start a charity for Children with Cancer keeping Joans memory alive through music.
I had sold a few copies of my songs, but it wasn't enough, so I opened a twitter account and sent out a request for singers, songwriters and bands to donate a song for the charity.
I was overwhelmed with the response I got from artists world wide.
I chose childrens cancer because I think they are so brave with what they go through day to day.
With this charity I hope very much to raise awareness and funds for this horrible illness.
I am so very grateful to the artists who have donated their songs to the charity as without them this would not have been so successful.
Please join me in the fight to rid the world of these horrible illnesses.
Thank you.

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