Young singer raising cash for good cause

Len'nee Simpson
Len'nee Simpson

Some buskers may have to sing for their supper, but a Skegness schoolboy is using his talent to help others.

Selfless Len’nee Simpson has been performing in public for the past year to raise money for a variety of good causes.

The 11-year-old has supported charities including Cancer Research UK, Help for Heroes and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Now Len’nee is hoping to use his vocal skills to offer trips to the circus for people with special needs.

His target is to raise sufficient funds to purchase 100 tickets to Mr Fips Wonder Circus on Burgh Road.

Len’nee regularly gives up time at the weekend to perform at Grand Central on Skegness seafront.

A recent busking session at the Piano Academy on Lincoln Road, where Len’nee attends singing classes, raised £123. Tutors and fellow students also baked cakes to help boost the total.

Piano Academy owner April Chapman said: “Len’nee is a very special boy, who thinks of others and puts all his time into doing something he loves, combining his passions for singing and entertaining with helping others. He is a true all round entertainer. ”

Len’nee, who has been singing since he was four, enjoys peforming tracks by Olly Murs, Tom Jones, Bruno Mars and Elvis.

A pupil at King Edward VI Academy in Spilsby, Len’nee is supported in his fundraising drive by parents Karen and Tony and 13 year old sister Flo’wee-Jo.

Karen and Tony, who run the Yorkshire Pride guest house on Grosvenor Road, have provided free holidays to cancer patients.

Karen said: “Len’nee just loves singing, entertaining people and helping others. He really wants to see the smiles on the faces of the people that he takes to the circus.

“He is planning to approach local colleges with special needs students to invite them along.”