An enthusiastic singer is putting her voice to good use by raising money for charity.

Emily Price, 20, passed her grade eight vocals exam earlier this year with a distinction award, and this has motivated her to use her talent to help charity Action for ME, which helps those who suffer with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, a debilitating neurological condition which affects the nervous and immune systems.

It’s a cause close to her heart because her boyfriend’s mum Julie Dent suffers with the illness and runs the Swindon ME support group.

The media relations apprentice at BCS, based in North Star, has also received support from her boss Adrian Oldman who has covered the costs of the studio time to record an EP – she has raised nearly £150 from only a day of selling CDs around the office.

“I was so nervous about putting myself out there at first as not a lot of people know I sing,” says Emily.

“To see how well it has already done is amazing. I love the idea of raising money for charity, especially around this time of the year.”

The singer recorded her three songs at Gatehouse Studios based in Kembrey Park – the studio gave her a discount to help with the good cause.

The songs on the album are all Christmas classics - Santa Baby, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, and I’m Gonna Be Warm This Winter.

She describes her voice as being powerful and soulful that would suit power ballads. Her favourite singer is Christina Aguilera.

Out of the 50 CDs she has had pressed, she has already sold 35 of them to colleagues.

Emily has also found the experience has helped introduce her to different departments of the business that she might not have had the chance to do otherwise. She started her new role in May this year.

She said: “It has been a whirlwind experience that will help so many people who suffer on a day to day basis, as well as helping myself in my job.

“I cannot thank everyone who has supported this cause enough. Without them this wouldn’t have been possible.”

Emily is hoping to raise around £300 with all proceeds going to the charity.

She is even considering starting up her own Youtube channel where she will upload song covers to the online platform for people to have somewhere they can go to hear her singing.