Up and coming band The New Twentys recently visited Farm Place, our supported living centre in Surrey, to run a music workshop with the disadvantaged young people staying there.
Without a place to stay at Farm Place many of these young people would be homeless or living in dangerous, insecure accommodation.
As with everyone, the pandemic has brought challenges for the young people staying at the centre and the subsequent economic challenges has made it difficult for the young people to find jobs and move on from the centre, so the music workshop provided some much needed light relief.
During the workshop, Harry & Jimmy Morris of the New Twentys performed their single ‘Inside Out’ and got all the young people involved in writing and a recording a song. Jimmy commented,
“We loved visiting Amber and getting stuck in with everyone there. The group did so well and really inspired us, we finished a whole song and started recording a second, as well as jamming a lot of covers, all in a few hours!”
Jemima Heller-Richards, Centre Manager at Amber Surrey said.
“The workshop was absolutely amazing and I am so proud that the young people staying at Amber wrote and recorded a song with the band. They all got so much out of the session and it really lifted spirits at the end of tough year due to the pandemic.”
Many of the young people at Amber suffer with poor mental health and sessions like these help the young people build self-confidence and the ability to express themselves in a positive way.
To find out more about the New Twentys check out their website here.