From education to employment

BMet student, Hannah singing and sharing the B Positive message

As a Britain’s Got Talent runner-up with the phenomenal B Positive Choir and a medical science qualification coming her way, life couldn’t be better for Hannah Fletcher. And yet, the teenager is still hard at work promoting blood donor appeals across Sutton Coldfield College where she’s been studying.

“Being on the show was fantastic although it wasn’t about getting famous, it was a way for the choir to spread the word about people giving blood,” said 19-year-old Hannah. “I started donating two years ago. The process is so straightforward that that after you’ve done it the first time, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner. And you can’t wait to do it again.”

The singer has arranged for posters to be displayed around her college and has been talking to other students about how blood donations can support the wellbeing of sick and injured people, as well as save lives. She is of course also happy to talk about the choir’s success and their appearances on BBC Breakfast and The One Show.

“Being on TV and getting so much praise has been fantastic,” she enthused. “The audience on Britain’s Got Talent in particular were just amazing. The judges were too.”

Hannah’s desire to make a difference in the community is one of the reasons she is working towards a career in midwifery while keeping up the singing.

“I’m going to Worcester University in September and will still perform with the choir whenever I can,” she continued. “I’ve been in community choirs with my mum since I was 17. I wasn’t keen at first, then I realised how much fun we were having together.

“I’m the youngest one in the group. I’m always full of energy and make everyone laugh. We’re one big family that makes new friends wherever we go.

“I absolutely love being with them, especially when I see all the good things happening because of our performances.”

Created by NHS Blood and Transplant, the B Positive Choir are a mix of blood donors and recipients, people with blood related medical conditions such as sickle cells, as well as the families, friends and people in the healthcare industry that work with blood.

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