Youngster Praised for Singing to Neighbours During Lockdown

Posted by: Press team on 12 June 2020 14:30

A South Tyneside youngster has been using her beautiful singing voice to cheer up her neighbours during the lockdown.

Eight-year-old Tanisha Wilson, who lives in South Shields, has been nominated as part of the council's #ProudtoSupport campaign as she practiced her singing skills every Thursday during the 'Clap for Carers' to put a smile on her neighbours' faces.

After taking singing lessons, her confidence had quickly grown and earlier this year she recorded a cover of local singer, Geoff Mull's song 'I can feel you my son' which has had over one a half million views on Facebook.

The Mayor of South Tyneside Councillor Norman Dick, said: "I am thrilled to see people of all ages in South Tyneside who have stepped up to play a part in our community. The Mayoress and I would like to say a great a big thank you to Tanisha for helping to cheer up her neighbours during this difficult time and for making a little girl very happy on her birthday.

"Well done Tanisha. Thank you for helping people through this challenge in an extremely positive way."

Tanisha also sang 'Happy Birthday' to cheer up a little girl who was upset that she couldn't see all her family on her birthday.

Tanisha said: "My two favourite things are making people smile and singing. My mam and dad are the best parents I could ask for and they encourage me to try things that I am nervous about and I'm always glad in the end when I do.

"A little girl who saw the video of me singing Geoff's song was feeling really sad on her birthday as she couldn't see all of her family and her grandmother asked me to sing 'Happy Birthday' to her to help cheer her up and seeing her really happy made me feel really good.

"I love standing outside and singing for all my neighbours and I want to keep doing this until everything is back to normal and then I will also look at other ways I can keep singing for people."

Last modified: 08 October 2021 14:35