After a lifetime of love for children and music, a CD player has been donated to a Blackpool Children’s Clinic in memory of a former Cleveleys chorister.
Anne Hebden died on January 11th last year at the age of 81 and she left a musical donation in her will to help children in hospital in both Blackpool and Manchester, where she was born.
Her niece, Pat Maynard said: “Auntie Anne was unable to have children of her own, but she loved all children and was a staunch supporter of children’s charities.
“She also loved music and was involved in local amateur operatics and sang in the choir at Sacred Heart church in Blackpool where she was an active member.”
Mrs Hebden, a former director of an agricultural supplies firm in Pilling, left a collection of music boxes in her will to be used to promote music for sick children.
The boxes were sold and the CD player, along with music vouchers, were bought for the Children’s Clinic at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.
Play worker, Leanne Lamb said the hospital was very grateful for the gift. “Music is absolutely vital for sick children. Research shows music can aid the healing process while reducing anxiety, pain and depression.
“We are very grateful to Anne and her family for making this donation.”
The CD and vouchers were presented to the Children’s Clinic on the anniversary of Anne’s death.