WORLD-famous Fleetwood singing star Alfie Boe has been announced as a patron of Trinity Hospice.
David Houston, the Bispham-based hospice’s chief executive said: “We are truly delighted Alfie has become a patron of Trinity Hospice and Brian House Children’s Hospice.
“He is famous worldwide, but here on the Fylde coast he really is a home-grown star, and his support will prove invaluable as we continually seek to find new opportunities to raise the profile of the charity.”
Trinity’s annual running costs, for adult and children’s services, run to £6.75m. The annual fund-raising target is £4m. Legacy income fluctuates between £1m and £2m a year. Support from well-known figures helps the hospice raise awareness of its work.
Currently touring in the US, Fleetwood-born Alfie will embark on his sell-out UK tour in March, including two nights at the Royal Albert Hall and two performances at the Opera House, Blackpool.
His new album Storyteller is being tipped for platinum worldwide sales. Last year, Alfie was one of the stars of Lytham Proms.