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Brain tumour tragedy inspires album in singer’s memory
The death of a Buckingham musician has inspired her partner to release an album to help fund the fight against brain tumours. Jenny Murray of Maid’s Moreton was 54 when she passed away in March, four months after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. She was a well-known and well-loved entertainer in the area, performing in venues and at private functions.
Her partner, Steve Redfearn said: “Jenny was an incredible person – so lively and charismatic, with an amazing bubbly nature. I am comforted remembering that Jenny told me she had had a really good life and, even though it was going to be shorter than it should, she didn’t regret anything.
“Having played together for many years, I decided it would be a fitting legacy for Jenny to put together an album to raise funds. Although most of Jenny’s songs were covers, she had written a few numbers herself. ‘All Worked Out’ includes some of these originals, along with some tracks composed by me and friends of ours, including John Hawkes who lost his first wife to a brain tumour. I am hoping to sell lots of copies and donate all the proceeds to Brain Tumour Research.”
Paula Rastrick, community fundraising manager for Brain Tumour Research in the Central Region, said: “We thank Steve for putting together ‘All Worked Out’ to help fund research into better treatments and ultimately a cure. Jenny’s story reminds us that less than 20% of those diagnosed with a brain tumour survive beyond five years compared with an average of 50% across all cancers. We cannot allow this devastating situation to continue.”