South Yorkshire mum says thank you

Katherine Lloyd-Evans.
Katherine Lloyd-Evans.

An opera singer treated in Sheffield for cancer took to the stage at a musical extravaganza to thank the medics who have helped her to recover.

Katherine Lloyd-Evans was given radiotherapy and chemotherapy at the city’s Weston Park Hospital after being diagnosed with cervical cancer.

The mum organised a concert, featuring local choirs and classical musicians, to raise money for the hospital’s cancer charity.

Katherine, who lives in Wadworth, Doncaster, with husband Stephen and daughter Rihanna, 14, runs Simply Voices, a choir with more than 100 members.

“Music is my forte, though throughout my illness I had to take more of a back seat with Simply Voices. But now, after completing my treatment, I’m looking forward to a brighter future,” she said. “This event was a chance for me to thank the hospital that provided me with such incredible care.”

The concert – called You’ve Got a Friend – took place last night at St Peter in Chains Church, Doncaster.

As well as Simply Voices, fellow performers included Barnburgh Voice Choir, The Doncaster Wheatsheaf Singers and Rihanna’s group, The Giocoso String Quartet.

Former school inspector and raconteur Gervase Phinn was the compere.

Charity fundraiser Helen Gentle said: “We are incredibly grateful to Katherine for organising such an exciting event. We need the support of the entire region to keep Weston Park Hospital at the forefront of cancer care.”

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