A 12 year old girl’s dream came true tonight when she recorded an interview with Dionne Warwick, a music legend, to raise awareness of the children’s charity she works for as an ambassador.
Madison Ingoldsby is an amabassador for the Dot Com Children’s Foundation and is herself a world champion junior ballroom dancer. When she appeared on Strictly Come Dancing she performed to the music of Dionne Warwick.
This sparked an idea of asking Miss Warwick to come to London to raise awareness of the charity’s work to protect children and empower them to achieve their dreams.
Madison’s father is a music producer and so was able to get a message to Miss Warwick about Maddie’s dream. Miss Warwick not only agreed to come to England to raise awareness of he charity. She also agreed to put on a performance at an event to raise funds for the charity. She has also written a special song to perform at the event with her son Damon Elliott which Maddie will dance to with her partner Korey Andrews.
This evening Miss Warwick arrived in the UK and gave an exclusive interview to Maddie. She also met the charity’s founder, Sharon Evans, a former Sky, BBC and ITV news reader. Sharon started the charity because of the violence and abuse she suffered in her childhood.
Since starting the Dot Com programme nearly a million children have taken part in UK schools. Dot is the friend she would have liked when she was afraid and alone as a child.
Speaking to Maddie Miss Warwick had this message. She said:”I have a message for children, parents, people who want to listen and people who don’t want to listen. Dot is a a very special girl with a very special mission. Children are the most precious thing we have in the world and Dot is helping us understand we have to protect them and help them achieve their dreams. Dionne Warwick is proud to be part of this charity and this event and whenever Dot wants Dionne Warwick, she will be there!”
Maddie, who is looking forward to performing to a new song produced by Miss Warwick and her son Damon for the charity, was thrilled by the interview. She was very excited to do her first television interview for children produced by the charity’s founder Sharon Evans.