Local singers perform at Disability Rocks concert

News item posted: 04 April 2014

Four individuals from Turning Point's Reevy Road Learning Disability service in Bradford recently performed at the Disability Rocks concert, singing in front of 200 people as part of their singing group 'Sing from the heart'.

Julie, Gloria, Yasmin and Tony attend singing sessions with 'Sing from the Heart' every Friday, a group formed of individuals with a learning or physical disability who are joined by their love of music.

Disability Rocks is a not for profit organisation established in 2012 by Richard Sutton, who has a son has a rare chromosome disorder, in order to develop new and innovative ways to help people living with disabilities have positive experiences of music and arts.

This year's event included an eclectic mix of music, arts and interactive areas, with hundreds of people in attendance and two stages. There was also a dance area, a cinema tent and music and art workshops.Audience members on the day included Matthew Wolfendon, one of the stars of the TV show Emmerdale.

Commenting on the event Lucy Brown, a Project Worker at Turning Point's Reevy Road service said: "It was a fabulous day and we all had a wonderful time in the sunshine. Julie, Gloria, Yasmin and Tony love being members of Sing from the Heart, so it was great to see them all up on stage taking part in something that brings them so much enjoyment."