Commission on Dementia and Music

I was lucky enough to be invited recently to attended the launch of the report from the Commission on Dementia and Music in the House of Lords.

croydon singing for the brain 2018

I was not prepared for how this event would affect me – I felt truly blessed to be surrounded by so many people really fighting to get quality music provision to those who need it.  I was also really impressed by the passion of these people and the willingness to actually DO something about it.  I look forward to working with the Utley Foundation and others to help move things forward.

I also felt extremely emotional because I really felt for the first time that I am part of something REALLY important AND that the media and government are really starting to take notice, and to finally realise what I have known for years – just how much music helps those with dementia.

I love this work and I am so lucky to have found a job that is a true vocation to me, I hope that I can continue to bring fun to as many people as I can through the joy of singing together.