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Vicki Michelle’s Music Mix – show 6: Patti Boulaye, the Maddi Foundation and Louise Michelle


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A packed show this week! First we had a chat on the phone with the fabulous singer, actress and founder of the charity Support for Africa – Patti Boulaye!

Next up we had a visit from Maddi, Carina and Paul from the Maddi Foundation.

The Maddi Foundation is a non profit charity which was founded by the family of a young teenage girl, Maddi, from Essex who in 2016 was diagnosed and started battling SPG15, a degenerative neuro disease, for which to date there is no cure or treatment!

The Charity aims to continue to support medical research to help cure this disease and other similar rare diseases. Conditions this rare receive very little attention and funding.

Maddi’s family have been given some hope for the future, with Sheffield University of Neurosciences (SITRAN) having offered to research Maddi’s disease to hopefully produce a gene therapy strategy. This is great news, but financial support is needed for this research program as Maddi is solely the only SPG15 patient in the U.K.

I will be hosting a fundraising ball for the Maddi Foundation at Down Hall in Hatfield Heath on Friday 9 March. You can find out more information about that here. You can also visit the Maddi Foundation’s website at http://themaddifoundation.com.

Finally I chatted on air with my daughter, actress and stand-up comedian Louise Michelle!

Today’s playlist:

Commodores – Night Shift
Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Jackie Wilson – Reet Petite
Jimmy Cliff – You Can Get It If You Really Want
Craig David – Fill Me In
Doobie Brothers – Long Train Runnin’
Michael Jackson – Bad
Edwin Starr – War
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Craig David and Sigala – Ain’t Giving Up
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Yazz And The Plastic Population – The Only Way Is Up
Olly Murs and Louisa Johnson – Unpredictable
Robin Thicke ft Pharrell TI – Blurred Lines
Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson – Trouble
Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue – Kids
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell – You’re All I Need To Get By
Elton John and Kiki Dee – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
Aretha Franklin and George Michael – I Knew You Were Waiting For Me
Heather Small and Tom Jones – You Need Love Like I Do (Don’t You)
Beyonce ft Jay-Z – Crazy In Love

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