ABOUT

Little Ray of Light Album Cover, 2004

I began singing for a fairly unconventional reason. My sister, Jodie, was born in the year 2000 with Down's Syndrome and three holes in her heart. I was 5 at the time, and didn't know what any of that meant.

To me, she was just my perfect little sister.

 

I soon learned that Jodie took a little longer to learn how to do things, and needed some additional support. I began to teach Jodie to talk through singing. We would sit in front of the mirror and she would copy my mouth positions. Jodie's speech was so advanced for her age and her specialist therapists could not believe her progress and ability, which has all been put down to the time we spent singing together.

 

We knew that Jodie would need a heart operation, and her operation was due in March 2005. At the time, the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where Jodie was to have her operation, were raising money for the Oxford Children's Hospital campaign. I decided, with the support of my parents, to create an album of my singing to sell and raise funds and awareness for the campaign. The album, Little Ray of Light, was released in 2004, when I was 9 years old. The solo classical charity album raised £27,000 for the Oxford Children's Hospital, selling all 5,000 copies in 5 weeks and became well known in the Oxfordshire area.

Charity Support 

I am honoured to have been asked to have been a patron for The Lejeune Clinic.

Click below to find out more information on what a fantastic service they provide to new parents with babies with Down's Syndrome.

Access Scheme Implementation

During my time as a Creative Learning Delivery Partner at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, a part of the Ambassadors Theatre Group, I implemented the Sunflower Lanyard Scheme to be rolled out across ATG venues to make the theatre experience more accessible for people regardless of disability.

The lanyard acts as a signal to staff that the customer has a hidden disability, making them aware of any additional assistance that they may require during their visit in a non-intrusive manner.

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Charity Singles

I have released several charity singles to raise funds and awareness for both local and nationwide charities.

  • In The Bleak Midwinter
    In The Bleak Midwinter (2007)

    Raising funds for Bulgaria's Abandoned Children.

     

    Click here to hear the single [warning: some viewers may find video upsetting]

  • Zoe Mace Tears In Heaven
    Tears In Heaven (2007)

    Raising funds for Downside Up, a charity run by Rosa Monkton. The track is from my third album.

    Click here to hear and watch the single.

  • Zoe Mace Silent Night
    Oíche Chiúin (2019)

    Raising funds for Homes4All, a homelessness charity based in Witney, Oxfordshire.

    Click here to hear and watch the single.