Malmesbury instructor giving Everything to cause
6:00am Monday 16th June 2014 in By Anne Moore
A Zumba fitness instructor from Lea, near Malmesbury, is raising money for The British Heart Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Care with her very first charity EP.
Becky Browning, 41, was asked to co-write the EP by singer-songwriter Jacquie Sherlock, 34, from Frogwell, Chippenham, who attended her Zumba classes.
The duo, who go by the stage names of Finkle and Sky, have recorded six original songs for the EP, titled Everything, which was available to download on iTunes on Saturday.
Both are self-employed mums and both have a special reason for supporting The British Heart Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Care.
Mrs Sherlock, the managing director of Triggerpoint Marketing Ltd, was diagnosed with superventricular tachycardia aged 17 and had heart surgery aged 19.
Mrs Browning, mother to Jack, 14, and Ben, 11, saw her mother-in-law Joy Browning, from Cornwall, diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 52 years old.
She said: “The Macmillan nurses were just fantastic to her. She was given the all-clear at 57 and has now just celebrated her 70th birthday.
“Jacquie actually suffered from a heart condition in her late teens and what we want to do is create awareness, we want to raise awareness for heart disease in younger people.”
The EP, recorded over four days at a recording studio in Purton, contains a mix of songs from swing and jazz to ballads and a cappella harmonies.
Mrs Browning and Mrs Sherlock will also perform at The Manor House Hotel Family and Food Festival in Castle Combe on July 29, donating £1 from CD sales on the day to the Have a Heart Appeal The EP is available from iTunes and other stores. To order a CD email firstname.lastname@example.org.