|Local man's posthumas charity single
Aspull born Jimmy Higham’s musical legacy is set to help others.
Jimmy Higham was born in the North West and grew up in Aspull near Wigan. In September 2011 he was diagnosed with cancer and underwent a range of treatments, all possible cures. Sadly, none were successful and tragically he lost his battle last December aged just 26.
Jimmy’s father Colin said: “He was a very athletic young man who loved and lived life to the full, regularly playing lots of different sports and becoming a P.E. teacher to allow him to pass on his skills and knowledge to other young people.
“He also loved music and before he died, recorded an acoustic version of the classic Stevie Wonder song: “Isn’t She Lovely”.
In a gesture of support and hope for others, his version of this song is available as a download from the iTunes store with all proceeds being split equally between two great causes, Everyman and The Jimmy Higham Bursary Fund.
Almost 43,000 men are diagnosed with a form of male-specific cancer each year in the UK. Everyman is an appeal of The Institute of Cancer Research to raise money for research into prostate and testicular cancers. Jimmy’s Bursary Fund will give other young people the opportunity to further their interests in sport.
“It’s a tragic story but this is a really worthwhile cause and a single download will cost just 79pence. If you can, please download the song or better still; please ask all your friends and family to download it as well”, said Colin. “Thanks on behalf of Jimmy and all his family”.