Cumbrian-born Billy Walker is determined to brighten up as many faces as possible, as he continues to serenade hundreds and raise thousands for charity.
Billy like many other performers has been out of work since the lockdown began, and so he decided to go out there and cheer people up, whilst raising money for charity. He has been performing safely at care homes, residential estates, and empowering people through his positive social media posts.
“I am thoroughly enjoying lifting the spirits of our communities most vulnerable and it has truly been my honour to serve them, their carers, and neighbours. Of course, raising money for Hospice at Home is the icing on the cake!” he said.
Although Billy aims to spread positivity far and wide, Billy struggled with his mental health at the beginning of lockdown but explained his performances have helped him move forward.
“The Coronavirus pandemic has been the single most unprecedented event in my life and for around two weeks I struggled greatly and became depressed, like many others. Following a difficult few weeks, I decided to get out there and do what I do best – entertain!
Billy two weeks ago went to sing outside at an elderly ladies’ home, who had been diagnosed with brain cancer.
Unfortunately, that lady passed away a few days later, but her family reached out to Billy to thank him and to express how grateful they were for his efforts.
The actor had also made a spontaneous performance in Tesco’s at Workington for the staff who were feeling the stress of the pandemic.
The store is now also selling his latest album ‘And On The 7th Day’ with all profits from the album going straight to Hospice at Home to add to the £6,000 + he has raised for the charity.
To keep up to date with Billy you can connect with him on all social media @iambillywalker