Michelle T donates to Cancer Society

Victoria Anderson-Gray, center, from the Cayman Islands Cancer Society receives a donation from gospel singer Michelle T and husband Chris Durrant.

Gospel singer Michelle T has donated part of the proceeds from sales of her album “Here Is My Praise” to the Cayman Islands Cancer Society.

Michelle T is the stage name of Michelle Durrant, who recently concluded a U.S. promotional tour. On her return to Cayman, she stopped by the Cancer Society office with her husband to donate $500 toward the charity’s awareness programs.

“It was a rough time for me as a wife and mother when my husband Chris was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer, and to see how God helped him is remarkable. I felt the Cancer Society should benefit from the proceeds to assist other people in the same situation and give back to the society,” said Mrs. Durrant.

Cancer Society Operations Manager Jennifer Weber said the charity, which did not know Mrs. Durrant was going to make the gesture, appreciated the donation.

“Every donation that we receive is valuable to the program that it funds. We are helping so many people, and every dollar makes a difference,” said Ms. Weber.

In a recent interview with the Cayman Compass, the singer said she feels the utmost happiness that she has been able to travel abroad to promote her album and the Cayman Islands, and to give something back to the community.

“Here Is My Praise” was launched by Praise 87.9 FM during a “Tribute to Dad” gospel concert on June 20, 2015 at the Lions Centre.

The album is a collection of some of her singles, and includes nine original songs and three collaborations, including with George Nooks, Jermaine Edwards and Andre Leon. The title track was written and produced by Clive Bennett.