I saw MJ and the choir on the Gareth Mallone documentary . I'm really inspired by your work - I'm a choir leader based in Cambridge and know what a difference singing makes to people's lives. I take my choir into lots of different settings to sing with people and we visited Oakington Reception Centre for failed asylum seekers to sing with detainees there over several years ( It is now closed) I love the 'full circle' idea of what you are doing - that the prisoners have a group to go to when they leave prison. I'm a member of the Natural Voice Network, a network of singing leaders , www.naturalvoice.net, and what you are doing chimes so well with our aims and principles. If you are setting up groups elsewhere, I'm sure there will be singing leaders who will be able to support you in finding volunteers, venues, singing with you. Are you planning anything near Cambridge? Thanks, Rowena Whitehead
There’s so much wrong with our judicial system... Lack of funding for rehabilitation is one of them. Mental health issues another. Thank you to causes like Liberty Choir for your valuable services!
Liberty Choir The Liberty choir is a brilliant scheme which helps those within the prison system to find a creative outlet and become part of a supportive and kind community. There are so many glaring problems within the British judicial and prison systems, not only regarding sentencing but also the underfunding of prisons which we have seen lead to the isolation of prisoners, sometimes kept in their cells for all but one hour of the day. No human should have to live like this and engagement in programmes such as Liberty choir can bring joy and a sense of inclusion into the lives of those serving sentences. The improvement in mental health as well as the decrease in re-offending makes clear the value in this programme and it should be supported wholly by the community. Olivia Moon Yr 2 Law Student
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