Local Phyllis Tuckwell supporter Dave Hurrell, aka Elvis, has been raising money for the Hospice Care charity from his bed, after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Accompanied by his son on guitar, and filmed by his wife Dee, Dave has performed two songs, Let It Be Me and Three Steps To Heaven, which can be viewed on Phyllis Tuckwell’s Facebook page.
Dave has also set up a Just Giving page inviting people to make a donation to Phyllis Tuckwell, which provides supportive and end of life care for local patients and families who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer.
Dave is well known in the local area as our very own Elvis, and has supported Phyllis Tuckwell for many years. Along with his band, the TCC band, he has performed at all of Phyllis Tuckwell’s White Dove and Classic Motor Shows, as well as taking to the stage at the Princes Hall in Aldershot, and in many local pubs across the area, to raise money for charity. Since being diagnosed with cancer he has not been well enough to perform in public, but that hasn’t stopped him from doing all he can to continue fundraising.
“Dave loves supporting local charities and has raised money for Phyllis Tuckwell for over 30 years,” said his wife, Dee Hurrell. “Since his diagnosis, he has been receiving care from Phyllis Tuckwell’s Care at Home team, and is determined to continue to fundraising for them, even if it’s from his bed!”
“We can’t thank Dave enough for the amazing support he has given to Phyllis Tuckwell over years, and still continues to give now,” said Laura Moody, Events Fundraising Manager at Phyllis Tuckwell. “He has raised thousands of pounds for many local charities, including Phyllis Tuckwell, and is still singing from his bed even now.”
To view Dave’s two recent performances and make a donation to Phyllis Tuckwell, please visit https://www.facebook.com/PhyllisTuckwellHospice/posts/10159629569973384.
Image, Echo of Elvis Dave Hurrell designed all his own suits and put the decorations on each outfit.