Freda was the Shirley Bassey of the Sunbeams Concert Troupe, a truly natural performer with a bone-dry sense of humour. At Sunbeams we saw a side to Freda that you wouldn't know if you hadn't experienced her unique performances when she commanded the attention of hundreds of people. She always had to be the last act - she would have waited patiently for hours if necessary! And how she developed her act - which always included 'Wooden Heart', 'It's Now Or Never', and reaching a climax in her angelic pure voice with her 'Silent Night' (whatever the season!). I know all the Sunbeams Concert Troupe agree that our concerts will never be quite the same. She touched the lives of everyone she met, with her bravery, her courage, her style, her gentleness, her love. What a woman. She will be greatly missed by all of us and especially her public.