The leaders of a popular music studio for disadvantaged young people in Wrexham have been praised for their inspiring work in the community.
Chris Lloyd, Dave Gray and Caroline Richards – volunteer directors of Wrexham Sounds – are recipients of the UK Government’s Points of Light Daily Award.
The program is supported by all MPs, highlighting the contributions that volunteers, charity leaders, campaigners and social enterprises make in their regions.
The trio will also receive a letter from the Prime Minister, a certificate of achievement and a report on the Website of the points of light.
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 organization Wrexham Sounds – which provides underprivileged children with the opportunity to transform their lives through music – you and your board colleagues have been recognized as points of light.
“The Prime Minister wishes to write to you all, personally thanking you for your work – congratulations again.”
A delighted Chris said: “Wrexham Sounds gives disadvantaged children and young people a way to express themselves, collaborate, learn, grow 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 tremendous strides in forging new partnerships and securing the services of talented freelance musicians and tutors to deliver lessons and activities across multiple genres.
In addition to children and teenagers who are referred through a range of local agencies and educators, there are sessions for students who cannot access music lessons at school.
For more information or to join the Wrexham Sounds team as a freelance tutor or volunteer, visit wrexhamsounds.org and follow them on social media at @wrexhamsounds.