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.
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.