Hospital stay inspired radio hit
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.”