All Together Now! Roadshow festival follows a week of music events in Wrexham

Below: Lesley Griffiths AM & Sean Clarke, Locality Manager BCUHB join us at the event

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Below: Debby Land, County Manager BCUHB, Consultant Psychiatrist Pritpal Singh and Alberto Samoraghi, Interim Clinical Director, mental health learning difficulty and substance misuse

2 Below: Aled Roberts AM with CEO Alun3Below: Mark Isherwood AM with Chair Elin

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Today the All Together Now! Roadshow reached Wrexham. A campaign festival and picnic took place in Bellevue park with live music from a host of bands and singers.

The event was attended by:-

  • Lesley Griffiths AM
  • Mark Isherwood AM
  • Aled Roberts AM

The festival picnic follows a week of events including:-

  • Monday: A barbecue hosted by Plas Madoc Rural Communities First
  • Tuesday: A tea dance for carers – with dance instructor! – at Bellevue park
  • Wednesday: an 80’s disco organised by WOTS clients featuring fancy dress costumes which they have been making over the last few weeks
  • Thursday: awareness-raising event at a local church.

Service user Naomi Challenor said: “I understand how bad loneliness and isolation can be. I started going to Hafal groups, and this would get me out of the house. It took a lot for me to go, but once I was there I was so glad that I made that huge effort. One of the groups that I have attended is WOTS music group: we always have so much fun, the people who go to that group have become some of my closest friends, and we support each other. I am now a tenant in Hafal’s recovery house and it is the best place I have ever been, I am really looking forward to working on my recovery and my future is looking bright.”

Hafal Member Claire Edwards said: “Music plays a large part in my life, and in my recovery. When I am stressed I listen to music and it chills me out. Our event will bring people together, and through music people can make friends and it will help with their recovery.”

Carer Phyllis Davey said: “Music is relaxing and it brings people together, but the biggest thing is when you go to a concert, everyone is the same. The best thing for me is putting on the radio in the morning, to start my day on a positive note!!”

Practice Leader Denise Charles says: “We would like to thank all the local musicians who have supported today’s event, along with our Assembly Members and local Member of Parliament, but more than anything all the people who attended and made the day a huge success.”

 

Today’s playlist

 

Key social life links for Wrexham

– Things to do in Wrexham: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g186451-Activities-Wrexham_Wrexham_County_North_Wales_Wales.html

– Leisure and culture activities:

https://www.wrexham.gov.uk/english/sections/leisure_culture.htm

– Adult learning opportunities in Wrexham: http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/english/life_events/adult_learning/

– Hafal Wrexham: http://www.hafal.org/in-your-area/wrexham/