Touching tribute

22nd June 2011' Sue Cuniff a group of 5 other women have recorded an album of all the songs that remind them of past and present patients at Pontefract Hospice.'Pictured: Sue Cuniff(front) with L/R: Hollie Sharpin Barker, Ricky Graham, Darren Dale, Emma Dale.' PICTURE: MATTHEW PAGE
22nd June 2011' Sue Cuniff a group of 5 other women have recorded an album of all the songs that remind them of past and present patients at Pontefract Hospice.'Pictured: Sue Cuniff(front) with L/R: Hollie Sharpin Barker, Ricky Graham, Darren Dale, Emma Dale.' PICTURE: MATTHEW PAGE

DEDICATED hospice worker Sue Cunniff has paid touching tribute to her sister by recording a CD of love songs in her memory.

Sue, retail operations manager at Pontefract’s Prince of Wales Hospice, used her vocal talents in tribute to her sister Barbara Illingworth, who died from ovarian cancer in 1997, aged 28.

Money raised from sales of the CD will go to the Halfpenny Lane hospice, which cared for Barbara during her illness.

Sue, 41, said: “I sang at all the hospice Light Up A Life events last year and said I’d love to record a CD.

“Ann Gleed, a trustee at the hospice, thought it was a fantastic idea and she gathered the funds, arranged the studio and made it happen.

“The hospice needs more people to get involved, it is an amazing place and I wanted to give something back to them for everything they did for me and my family.”

Staff and patients at the hospice chose their favourite songs for the 15-track album and, with help from friends and sponsors, Sue recorded the collection of ballads.

She added: “I chose This is the Moment, because we played it at my dad’s funeral. The song choice was a personal tribute for me and it has meant a lot that I could do this for Barbara.”

The CD costs £5 and is available from hospice reception and hospice shops.