Hos­pi­tal stay in­spired ra­dio hit

Lennox Herald - - MEMORY LANE -

The re­lease of her first sin­gle meant more to ris­ing mu­sic star Natalie James than just launch­ing her dream pop ca­reer.

For the Bon­hill beauty was also set to front a na­tional char­ity drive for sick chil­dren with the ex­cit­ing record.

Natalie’s de­but song‘In My Heart IsWhereYou Be­long’was aired on Clyde 1 FM and proved so pop­u­lar it was be­ing played four times a day.

It was also used by char­ity Cash For Kids, with all sales be­ing do­nated to the or­gan­i­sa­tion.That was the 21-year-old’s way of re­pay­ing the life­sav­ing help she re­ceived as a sick child nine years be­fore.

Con­fined to a hos­pi­tal bed with se­vere asthma, Natalie’s con­di­tion was so poor she was the only child in her ward atYorkhill Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal in Glas­gow who was not al­lowed home for Christ­mas.

She re­called:“I re­mem­ber wak­ing up in hos­pi­tal on Christ­mas Day and open­ing a stock­ing that had Cash For Kids good­ies in it.

“I was the only one not let out on the ward but the stock­ing re­ally cheered me up.

“I’m re­ally chuffed that this gives me a chance to play a part in help­ing out other sick kids.”

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