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It’s not everyday you get to record a single at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London and for Jane Keane, who joined the Saint Francis Hospice choir in 2014, seeing how tracks are put together was “amazing”.
“The whole project is extremely positive as this single is all about getting the message about the valuable work hospices do out to a wider audience,” said Jane, 52, from Romford.  

“There are so many people out there who are not aware of all the services that are available at the hospice.” 

And when Jane sang alongside 300 patients, staff and volunteers from 18 London hospices she was also paying a very special tribute to her father Alfred Sorrell who loved to sing and inspired her passion for singing.  SFH choir - Copy

“Singing brought me close to my dad,” said the mother of four.  “As my dad lay dying we all sat around his bedside singing and playing his music gently. 

“I was very privileged that I was able to be with my dad when he needed his care. “The last part of his life was so painful and I am just grateful that he was not so far away from me.“ 

Being part of the hospice choir also enables Jane to support the charity that cared for her father towards the end of his life.                                                                   Jane Keane

Alfred, who had heart and kidney failure, only had brief contact with the hospice before he died in 2013 but it was enough to make a difference and leave a lasting impact on his family.  

“We would have liked our dad to have come to the hospice and while he only got as far as having an assessment in the day therapy unit and help with equipment, the care and support he received was extremely meaningful to us,” said Jane, former Manager of Brentwood Town Centre.  
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