The Melissa Bell Foundation was set up in memory of Melissa Ewen Bell, a much loved Mother, Auntie, Grandmother and friend to many.
Melissa lived with Diabetes Mellitus for many years, eventually causing her kidneys to fail and later leading her to suffer two strokes. This caused a greater decline in her health and sadly saw her lose her fight in August 2017. Melissa's passing has left a huge void in many people's lives.
The family decided to launch the foundation to continue her legacy.
Melissa lived and breathed music, most notably she was a member of British RnB act ‘Soul II Soul’ and performed as a backing singer for some of the world's biggest stars - Liza Minnelli, Whitney Houston, Queen, Sir Elton John Stevie Wonder, George Michael, to name a few.
The Foundation, taking into account Melissa's love and passion for music and performance not only endeavours to raise as much awareness surrounding strokes and diabetes as possible but also hosts annual charity events with all proceeds going towards financially supporting a number of underprivileged children with the opportunity to attend one of London's most prestigious performing art schools, Sylvia Young Theatre School.
This year the Foundation is delighted to be holding their 3rd fundraising event, 'The Spring Ball' at the Windmill Club, Central London on the 1st of March. The evening will consist of dinner, performances from Alexandra Burke and friends, followed by an auction with some incredible products and experiences up for grabs.
We have set up this fundraising page for those who are unable to attend.
Donations will go towards supporting young people in pursuing their dreams at the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School.
Melissa encouraged everyone to follow their dreams which is why providing an opportunity to children who simply would never be in a position to go to such a school would have meant so much to her.