We were absolutely delighted to see that past THF Award-winner, Beth Porch, had received such rapturous notice by all 4 judges and the public on her recent performance on Britain's Got Talent.
The Teignmouth Post wrote: "Teignbridge children's nurse Beth Porch wowed the judges in last Saturday's Britain's Got Talent. All four, including Simon Cowell, were clearly moved to tears as the NHS angel sang her own composition,"You Taught Me What Love Is."
In a programme recorded before the coronavirus restrictions were brought in, the paediatric nurse, who hails from Dawlish and now works at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, explained how she brought music onto the wards to brighten the lives of the children she tended.
The song was released this week to raise funds for the hospital and other NHS organisations who are working so hard during the pandemic. Beth is now through to the next round when all Teignbridge will be rooting for our local nursing champion. Judges Manda Holden and Alesha Dixon were visibly moved by Beth's performance.
Alesha described Beth as an angel, while Amanda said, "You have such a difficult job I don't know where you find the strength. I totally admire you for working selflessly every single day, but to also have this kind of talent is God-given so you literally are an angel in very way and I am sure loads of parents at the hospital agree."
THF trustees feel particularly close to Beth as as she is one of a handful of young people who won the Helen Foundation Award twice during her school years, once at primary school and again when she attended Dawlish Community College.
She has always had a great musical talent and has been writing her own songs for a long time. We send our thanks and good wishes to her and all her fellow NHS and care workers at this extraordinarily challenging time. All the best Beth in the next round of Britain's Got Talent! We are all so very proud of you!