A Britain’s Got Talent singer hopes his appearance on the show will encourage more people to give blood.
Ronald Clark, who works as a key worker for the county council across Fylde, is a member of the B Positive choir that sailed through the first round of the popular ITV show – after getting six ‘yes’ votes from the judges.
The 48-year-old, part of the NHS’s blood transfusion and transplant service’s choir, said: “I’ve always loved singing. I do a lot of gospel plus some soul, R‘n’B and jazz. As blood donation is very close to my heart I jumped at the chance to sing with the choir. I think the choir can give a real animated context and a passionate relevance to blood donation in a creative, emotional and fun way that can really resonate in people’s minds.”
Ronald joined the council in 1979 and ran youth clubs in Kirkham, including at the United Reformed Church and in Lower Lane.
He said: “I’m passionate about working with young people. It’s important they have every opportunity to be independent, achieve and develop the skills they need to succeed.
“I see giving blood as an extension of my service to the communities I work in and I hope I help to encourage people to do the same when they see me with B Positive or come with me to the blood clinic.
“I’d encourage anyone who can give blood to find out where their nearest clinic is, make an appointment and help to save lives.”
Ronald, who lives in Preston, was part of dance group Felix in the 90s, and sang on the top 10 UK single Felix in 1993. He also appeared on the iconic music show Top of the Pops.