Phoebe Madison from North Swindon is hopeful her singing ability is going to be recognised by judges at the finals of Talent Fest UK on 28 September.
And she’s just heard that she’s in the running to receive an Inspiration Award for her selfless fundraising for diabetes charities – if she receives enough votes via Facebook
The 11 year old Isambard Community School student, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of four, has raised thousands for diabetes charities JDRF and Diabetes UK from singing at community events. Phoebe is one of three people nominated for the award on Sunday, each of whom have done amazing things.
She entered and won Junior Musical Solo and Junior Solo categories at Talent Fest Wales in June which will see her performing at Blackpool Winter Gardens amongst regional finalists from across Britain. The top prize is an all expenses trip to Belfast to record an original track with producer Mickey Modelle, a professionally made video performing the track and an appearance on a Talent Fest UK programme to be shown on Sky TV, accompanied by wide ranging promotion of the track.
In May Phoebe asked friends invited to her eleventh birthday party not to give her presents but to make donations to her favourite charities. She suffers from Type 1 diabetes which requires injections several times a day.
“Phoebe has done amazingly well to reach the national finals, we’re all so proud of her,” said dad Antony. “The chance to perform on a big stage with the prospect of taking her talent further is really exciting for her. And the chance of winning the Inspiration Award would be a wonderful reward for her positive response to diabetes.”