Music Relief Foundation, a youth organisation that uses music as therapy to unleash the creative spirits of young people.
With support from [youths/police/friends/family/members of the community], the event, which took place on [15th of July] featured [a powerful play from the young people ‘Don’t Judge Me’ depicting the misconception that society has when people are judged based on their appearance. It also showed the growing distance between the youths and the police due to lack of understanding and wrong generalisation of all youths].
[Jonathan Bob Amara, Chair of the board of directors – Music Relief Foundation] said: “On behalf of the Board of directors as Chair, I would want to say a big thank you to all those who made it possible to make this August occasion a possibility. To the Deputy Mayor of Croydon Councillor Mike Selva, Borough Commander Jeff Boothe, Councillor Alisa Hemmings, CEO BME forum Croydon Nero Ughwujabo, Pastor Damien Luke of Praise House, Chris Preddie OBE, George and the NCS team, Parents, family, friends and well-wishers, board directors Music Relief and the support team at the Croydon town hall, we are grateful and look forward to your continuous support In giving the young people a better chance to realise their purpose and achieve their set goals. Magdalene Adenaike keep the fire burning. It was a very productive day for the young people”.
Music Relief Foundation is a youth organisation which offers relief to young people through music as therapy workshops. Using music as the vehicle they address issues that are affecting the young person. Issues such as teenage pregnancy, mental health, gang activities and youth crime, domestic abuse, trafficking and many more. Music Relief, currently a not for profit organisation is now in a transitional process on its journey to becoming a charity.
Magdalene Adenaike FRSA, Founder and Chief Executive of Music Relief Foundation says: “It was really great to see local [the young people, the borough commander Superintendent Jeff Boothe and colleagues, community and church leaders, Deputy Mayor Mike Selva, special guest Chris Preddie OBE and parents] and a wonderful young man [from NCS _ The Challenge (our Social Partner) who coordinated the event on the day.