Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Lancashire's Britain's Got Talent Star Ronald Clarke has been singing for Her Majesty The Queen at Westminster Abby this week as part of the Royal Commonwealth Day Celebrations.
He performed at the special service, which took place on Monday 11 March, as part of the B-Positive Choir, the official choir of the NHS Blood and Transplant service.
The service was led by Her Majesty, who was accompanied by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and other members of the Royal Family.
Ronald, a key worker for Lancashire County Council, is passionate about singing and encouraging more people to give blood.
He is no stranger to the big stage having got through to the later stages of Britain's Got Talent and performed on the BBC's the ONE Show as part of B-Positive last year.
Ronald, who lives and works in Preston, said: "It was a tremendous honour to sing as part of the Commonwealth Celebrations.
"It was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the commonwealth and of course another opportunity for people to hear our music and our message about the importance of giving blood.
"As well as singing, I work with young people in my role as an assessor for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme at Grimshaw Community Centre.
"I get the opportunity to see what a difference this scheme makes to young people in Lancashire and it was great to be at a ceremony that was attended by so many members of the Royal Family.
"I wanted to do Lancashire Proud and encourage more people who live here to give blood and ultimately, help to save lives."
You can find out the location of your nearest blood donation centre by visiting www.blood.co.uk and entering your postcode.