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1624. Wayne Devlin

Wayne Devlin, from Manchester, is a singer who has raised over £500,000 for Manchester-based charities and community groups over the past decade through his Rat Pack singing performances.

Wayne Devlin

Most recently among Wayne’s challenges was a 24-hour singathon he completed at the start of March 2021 to fundraise for Alzheimer’s Society, inspired by his hero, the singer Tony Bennett. Throughout the pandemic, Wayne has also been providing free song requests online to bring some cheer to people who are isolating. He also runs a community page ‘All About Trafford’, championing local causes and helping to keep people connected.

Kate Green, Wayne’s local MP for Stretford and Urmston, said:

“Wayne is well known across Stretford and Urmston, for his regular column in the local newspaper, his work for charities and for his performances! Recently he has been raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society, and I congratulate him on all he has achieved.”

Wayne said:

“Thank you so much for this lovely award. I am very proud to serve the community. Thank you for including me amongst all the wonderful people who do great things in our respective communities. Thank you.”

The daily Points of Light award recognises outstanding individual volunteers - people who are making a change in their community.

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