Earlier this year a new, talented and enthusiastic volunteer started with us. In September she started to deliver a weekly music group at Better Futures. This has proved to be extremely popular with the number of attendees rising from 5 to double figures in a matter of weeks. Members choose their own songs to perform to the group and the increase in confidence of those participating has been extraordinary. Shy individuals have been singing their hearts out at these sessions and at our Christmas party, group members all took a turn at performing on the stage in front of their peers, support workers and family members. These Friday sessions have made a big difference to those who participate, raising morale, improving confidence and self-esteem, developing social skills and encouraging individuals to make their own choices and decisions. In addition to this, there has been a real improvement in the quality of some member’s vocals and in their ability to remember lyrics. A great success all round and something we will endeavour to continue providing.