A WINSFORD singer has spoken how proud she was after performing a song she wrote in memory of a friend who died in a motorbike accident.

Sam Lyon, 20, held a charity launch party at Moulton Village Hall on Saturday, April 18, to celebrate the release of her sophomore album, the Bitter Taste of Bliss.

Sam donated £360 for the North West Air Ambulance in honour of Sammy Carson, who passed away aged 18 after a motorbike accident in 2013.

“Half of the audience were left in tears when I came into the middle of the audience and sang the song I wrote especially for Sammy,” Sam said.

“I received a great big hug from his mother once I'd finished, which was the most fantastic, precious moment of the whole night.”

The former John Deane’s student said she wanted to go ‘outside her comfort zone’ for the follow-up to her debut album, Promise Me.

Sam said she rewrote Sammy’s tribute song, every second counts, four times, and was delighted with the reaction from the crowd.

“I had the whole audience singing every second counts along with me," she said.

“I had so many comments afterwards saying how they were so inspired by the lyrics and it has encouraged them to treasure each and every moment and live like every second counts, which is exactly what I wanted to do.

“I do feel very proud, and I do think Sammy would've been very proud too, seeing everyone so happy and singing along with such passion and enthusiasm.

“I almost burst into tears when his family hugged me, it just meant so much.”

Gillian Edwards, regional fundraiser for the North West Air Ambulance Charity, said: "We are full of admiration of Sam.

“She has gone to great lengths to support our service and help raise awareness to the work we do.”