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By Debbie le Quesne

Songaminute Man boosts Alzheimer’s Charity by £130,000

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The story of Songaminute Man Ted McDermott is to be published in a book next year, I read in my local evening newspaper.

The heart-warming tale will be taken into the Harper Collins UK stable and should be for sale next year, according to the article.

Ted, the inspirational 80-year-old suffers from Alzheimer’s, but became an internet sensation when his son Simon, 40, uploaded a video of them to You Tube singing Quando, Quando, Quando in the car as they drove around Blackburn in May.

The video went viral and was watched around the world. Recent reports suggest that so fat £130,00 has been raised for the Alzheimer’s Society from Ted’s subsequent recording deal with Decca.

In a BBC report Simon said they had received messages from all over the world in a whirlwind few months.

Recently Simon and Ted were rewarded for their achievement with the Pride of Britain Award for Special Recognition.

The oldest of 14 children, Ted worked as a Redcoat and was a regular on the local club and pub circuit.

For me it’s the ultimate feel-good homegrown story where good old-fashioned talent is fused with digital technology and has literally coined in thousands for such a worthy cause.

I know I blogged on this last month, but the running total of monies raised was an ideal opportunity for me to lift my spirits (and hopefully others too) by revisiting this lovely cameo of humanity.

 

 

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Written by debbielq

November 21, 2016 at 12:31 pm

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