LEADING lights at a popular music studio for disadvantaged young people have been lauded for their inspirational work in the community.
Chris Lloyd, Dave Gray and Caroline Richards – volunteer directors of Wrexham Sounds – are recipients of the UK Government’s daily Points of Light Award.
The programme is supported by all members of Parliament, highlighting the contributions that volunteers, charity leaders, campaigners and social enterprises are making in their regions.
The trio will also receive a letter from the Prime Minister, a certificate of achievement and feature on the Points of Light website – www.pointsoflight.gov.uk.
Announcing their success, a spokesperson for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said: “I am delighted to let you know that in recognition of your organisation Wrexham Sounds – which provides disadvantaged children with the opportunity to transform their lives through music – you and your fellow board of directors have been recognised as Points of Light.
“The Prime Minister would like to write to you all, personally thanking you for your work – many congratulations again.”
A delighted Chris said: “Wrexham Sounds gives disadvantaged children and young people a way to express themselves, collaborate, learn, develop, and have fun.
“On behalf of the volunteers, staff and freelancers who work tirelessly to make this happen, we are thrilled to receive this recognition.”
Since launching last summer, Wrexham Sounds has made huge progress in forging new partnerships and securing the services of talented freelance musicians and tutors to deliver lessons and activities across multiple genres.
As well as children and teenagers who are referred via a range of local agencies and educators there are sessions for pupils unable to access music lessons at school.
For more information or to join the team at Wrexham Sounds as a freelance tutor or volunteer, visit www.wrexhamsounds.org and follow them on social media at @wrexhamsounds.