AN assistant nurse who was captured singing an Adele classic says she feels overwhelmed after the video was watched close to 50,000 times online.

Emma Young, 21, who works at St Helena Hospice in Colchester was filmed playing the piano and singing Make You Feel My Love at the inpatients unit - a song originally written by Bob Dylan and made famous by Adele.

After the footage was posted on the hospice’s Facebook page on Friday, it was liked and shared hundreds of times leading to people viewing her performance all over the world.

Emma, who lives in Colchester, said she could not believe the attention she had been given.

She said: “It has been ridiculous, I just cannot believe it.

“I would never have expected this.

“There is a piano there and I do like to sing when I can but on Friday someone from the fundraising team who are usually based in another building were there and asked if I was ok with being filmed.

“The patients are always saying ‘come on Emma, give us a song’ so my colleagues have all heard it before.

“I thank everyone who has shared it and shown support towards myself and St Helena Hospice.

“The hospice really is a lovely organisation to work for and I feel privileged to work there and care for patients in one of the most important times of their lives.”

Emma has been singing since the tender age of five and was alway encouraged by her mother, although she did not believe people when she was told she was talented.

She said: “When I was five, me and my brother started playing the accordion.

“My mum told me I could sing but you never really listen to your mum when she tells you things like that.

“At school I carried on doing exams and gaining certificates and things.

“I love my job here and I am hoping to do my fully nursing training and if I can carry on with my music for the patients then I will.

“ I know just for a moment it helps them to just forget what they are going through.”

Director of income and communications at St Helena Hospice Sarah Green said everybody at the hospice was proud of Emma.

She said: “To see this video go viral is just amazing.

“It is such a great opportunity for us to raise awareness about St Helena Hospice and the work we do, as well as hospice care nationally.

“Hospice care is not just about medical care and physical symptoms; it really is about caring for the ‘whole’ person and making people’s days brighter, whether through a spontaneous song at our piano or providing a listening ear.

“We are extremely proud of our staff and volunteers and hope this video has made a few people smile.”