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Mayor backs Reach concert

Posted onPosted on 12th May
Mayor backs Reach concert

Clients from Reach Learning Disability, Mansfield, performed their Spring Concert to an audience that included Mansfield Mayor Andy Abrahams.

Centre manager Maria Williams and her team of project coordinators and volunteers collaborated with clients to create a programme of singing, dancing and acting.

Maria said: “The clients worked so hard — the Performing Arts group had been practising throughout the term to prepare.

“The way clients expressed themselves through dance, the way they made the audience laugh telling their jokes, and the way they were supported by the community was wonderful to see.”

Debbie, one of the clients who performed at the concert, said: “I thought it was funny and I laughed. It was amazing.”

Jamie said it was awesome and Hayden called the experience excellent.

The concert was an opportunity to strengthen community ties and the audience comprised Reach clients, staff, volunteers, family carers, and members of the Mansfield community.

Mayor Andy said: “It was a fantastic afternoon of entertainment. The energy and enthusiasm of the performers was absolutely brilliant. I particularly enjoyed meeting everyone and having a great chat.”

The concert raised around £250 from ticket sales and donations. The donation will help Reach Mansfield to offer local people with learning disabilities the opportunity to take part in courses and activities that enable them to gain new skills, build confidence, and feel part of their community.

To find out more about Reach Mansfield, contact Maria on 01623 232748 or email maria.williams@reachuk.org.