Melissa is US-bound
Talented teenage songstress Melissa Airlie is off to America today as a reward for all her fundraising efforts for East Kilbride’s Music For Life charity.
The 15-year-old songbird, from Westwood, has been singing with the charity since its inception in 2013 and, as a thank you for all her hard work, is now off to Florida.
Over the last two years Melissa, a fourth year pupil at the town’s St Andrew’s and St Bride’s High School, has been a star attraction for the charity with more than 80 appearances at various venues across Lanarkshire.
The principal voice of Lanarkshire charity Music for Life has also acted as a mentor to the many local performers supported by the charity.
Commenting on the trip, Melissa said:“My only regret is that I will miss out on appearing at the East Kilbride Summer Fest this year.”
The accomplished singer and guitarist was rewarded for her dedication with a privately funded trip to Orlando.
The locally-based charity, run by Kay Brown and musical director Brian Brown from Stewartfield, has helped develop a number of East Kilbride’s talented youngsters.
Kay praised Melissa’s dedication to both her music studies and her ongoing support for the other performers.
She said:“Melissa has combined her musical activities with an excellent attainment record at school which she hopes will lead to a degree in microbiology at Glasgow.
Local talent Melissa Airlie is the principal voice of the charity