Sir Cliff Richard means a lot to us at Tearfund. Fifty years ago he started raising money for the fledgling charity, with two special shows at the Royal Albert Hall and went on to publicise our work wherever he went around the world.
What does he mean to our supporters though? We asked them to tell us their favourite song by Sir Cliff and why. Here are just few of the remarkable replies...
‘Cliff was singing this on the television on Sunday night at the London Palladium, when Tony, who became my husband, was asking my Dad if he could marry me!
‘My Dad said to Tony, “Are you listening to what Cliff is singing?” We had a good laugh, then he said yes we could get married. We were married for 47 years before Tony died in 2012.’
‘Cliff sang it on the last night of Greenbelt '79 when it was number one in the charts. I'm only 5'3" and my husband generously let me sit on his shoulders, making some joke about my having putting on weight.
‘A few weeks later I found out that I had put on some weight: I was pregnant with our first daughter! Still makes me smile to think of it.’