Talented musician leaves £15,000 gift in his Will

A TALENTED musician who was cared for by Primrose Hospice has left a generous donation of £15,000 to the charity in his Will.

David Wadhams, who lived in Bromsgrove, donated the incredible amount of money to the hospice in St Godwalds Road following the sale of his house after his death.

Primrose Hospice was one of several charities to benefit from Mr Wadhams’ legacy following his death on April 1, 2018.

His sister-in-law Jane Tandy explained that Macmillan put him in contact with the hospice and he enjoyed his time there.

“David used the hospice and enjoyed the complementary therapies.

“He found it to be a very positive and enhancing experience when he used the hospice.

“He was also a keen gardener and had a lot of shrubs in beautiful pots and antique garden ephemera that he donated to the Primrose ward at the hospital.

“David was keenly intelligent and followed the new discoveries and innovations in cancer care and treatment with much enthusiasm.

“He hoped that by donating such large amounts to cancer charities and the hospice he was helping others in both prevention potentially, or enabling others to utilise the facilities that meant so much to him in his latter months.”

David was born in Singapore but moved back to the UK as a child, attending High Wycombe Grammar School, Henry Box Grammar School in Oxfordshire and, after his A Levels, London College of Music.

A talented musician, he played piano, keyboards and guitar as well as had a gift for singing. He set up his own music studio in Bromsgrove at 1 Granary Road.

He established himself as a music teacher in the town and continued to perform as a musician in bars and clubs.

He had links with Birmingham Conservatoire, holding Sunday afternoon concerts at home for its young students, and was one of the organisers of Hagley Music Festival.

Jane added: “The vicar of Hagley church was also a close friend of David’s and they played music together so it was entirely fitting that he should conduct the service and sum up his life.

“The funeral itself was amazing with beautiful performances and of course the church was packed full, it was incredibly moving and uplifting.”

Emma Williams, Fundraising Manager at Primrose Hospice, thanked David and his family for the generous donation.

“David Wadhams was a man who gave his time so generously to others during his lifetime and even after his death he is still making a difference.

“The incredibly generous donation of £15,000 left in his Will to Primrose Hospice will make a huge difference to our hospice and means we can continue to provide the services that David enjoyed to others too.

“A gift in your Will is a lovely way to support Primrose Hospice and will help secure the care of patients with cancer and other life-limiting conditions in the future.”

Primrose Hospice must raise £1.75million each year to keep its day hospice and family services free to people living in north east Worcestershire.

The majority, about 85 per cent, must be raised through donations, grants and trusts.

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