"The initial reaction was that it was a joke" says Carol Lisk.
"I checked the numbers and told [Tommy] to phone our son"
"It's unreal... I just can't take it in. It doesn't happen to people like us!"
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England enjoyed a winning send-off to their Australia tour as they recovered from early problems leaving Wales floundering.
Veteran singer Sir Tom, 75, is gearing up for his first concerts since wife Linda died after a "fierce" battle with cancer in April.
It will be a dry and fine day across the country with plenty of warm sunshine and light winds.