Soprano sings for RNLI’s Shannon

14:34 23 October 2012

Exmouth-born soprano Rebecca Newman is returning to the town to raise awareness and funds for the RNLI.
The former Exmouth Community College student, who performed her first ever solo aged 14, is performing at Exmouth Pavilion on November 18 as part of her UK Coast to Coast tour.

Exmouth-born soprano Rebecca Newman is returning to the town to raise awareness and funds for the RNLI. The former Exmouth Community College student, who performed her first ever solo aged 14, is performing at Exmouth Pavilion on November 18 as part of her UK Coast to Coast tour.

Archant

Former Exmouth Community College student turned singer Rebecca Newman is returning to her roots to raise funds for the RNLI

Exmouth-born soprano Rebecca Newman is returning to the town to raise awareness and funds for the RNLI.

The former Exmouth Community College student, who performed her first ever solo aged 14, is performing at Exmouth Pavilion on November 18 as part of her UK Coast to Coast tour.

The show will feature some of her latest songs – which Magnolia Centre shoppers have heard snippets when Rebecca promotes her tour by busking.

A donation raised from her performance will help fund Exmouth’s new lifeboat launch and recovery system for the Shannon Class boat – due to arrive in 2013.

The singer, who launched her career as a teenager and is now based in Yorkshire, said: “I spent many happy summer days on Exmouth and Shelly beaches when I was growing up, so I always knew what the RNLI stood for and how it was run by volunteers.

“When I moved to London with work at 21, I was surprised to find out how many people did not know the crew were volunteers or that the charity relied on the public donations to support its work.

“I hope to do my bit to bring awareness of the RNLI to a new audience and help inspire some fundraisers, lifeguards and crew of the future.

“Not only do I hope my tour raises money for the charity, but I also want to create awareness about their fantastic work.

“The crew are volunteers and bravely put their lives on the line to rescue people who get into difficulties around our coastlines.

“I’m very excited about the tour and single launch. I’ve worked hard to ensure that the right people are involved and that my debut single reflects the outstanding work of the RNLI.”

Rebecca will be joined on stage, by special guest, tenor Lance Vernon, from Exmouth, and the local Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir.

She is currently recording her debut single - a classical Italian version of My Heart Will Go On, (Il Mio Cuore Va) from the hit film Titanic.

• For more information about Rebecca’s tour, visit www.rebeccanewman.net

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 12:30

A Lympstone couple are hoping to bring some smiles to the faces of teenage villagers in the depths of Africa.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

Speed check volunteers between Knowle and Budleigh Salterton have defended their policy of putting out signs warning motorists of their presence.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30

Anita Anderson never expected to see John again after their first date; little did she know they would celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary 62 years later.

Read more
Fri, 12:48

A man in his 50s working on a roof in Exmouth was rescued by the fire service after he fell ill and collapsed

Read more
Fri, 12:37

Laughter rang round St Peter’s Church in Budleigh Salterton at the funeral of Devon County Cricket Club chairman Geoff Evans.

Read more
Fri, 12:30

A club set up to help the unemployed in Exmouth is celebrating its fifth anniversary.

Read more
Fri, 10:08

Dog owners, water users and walkers enjoying the Exmouth Nature Reserve are being urged by the Exe Estuary Managment Partnership to follow a few simple rules to avoid disturbing protected birds this autumn.

Read more
Fri, 10:00

An abseil challenge, which raised funds for new active play equipment at St Peter’s Primary School, has been hailed a ‘great’ success.

Read more
Thu, 13:22

Sidmouth women join others across region in national protest

Read more
Thu, 11:42

A trio of incidents took place in Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth and Colaton Raleigh, between 12.30am and 7am.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications