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Why Music Will Help Care Leavers – A Crowdfunding Project

I am Daniel Harris, I have Bipolar and PTSD – I was in CARE!

After having a mental health breakdown last year and finding myself homeless I found other care leavers with a passion for music though a great charity called Rees Foundation.

What Is The Project About

We devised our first performance in just 4 hours and had no sound check on the day, it was the first time I had been on stage for 14 years and the 700 strong audience made up of foster kids, kids in care homes, and those adopted.

I am hoping to raise £5000 to record the album – Interested in finding out more about the Voices Matter project, contact us for more information.

We wanted to continue the inspiration we provided those kids in care and travel nationwide in the future to use performance art and music as a way to inspire these ‘looked after children’ we want to give them hopes and dreams for the future and we need your help.

Nattylyn and her 11 year old talented son Zion (who you can see beat boxing in the video for Mad World) are also massively inspired by music, Zion plays drums and experiments musically.

Nattylyn has faced her own demons, she is a fighter and a talented musician and vocalist.

Nattylyn is based in Leeds.

Carlena is a fighter, another care leaver she suffers from Alopecia and is partially death, she is active with kids in care and is based in Doncaster.

Greg Keyboard was in care, today he works with kids in care and is a talented keyboard player.

Ian – Is a care leaver and talented rapper, his lyrics are emotionally raw and fits in well with the ethos of Voices Matter which is to use the powers of word to make people think.

We have a music producer and we are writing the lyrics for the album as we speak, the whole process will take 6-8 months, we need your support to help us raise awareness and make a difference to those affected or touched by the care system, fostering and adoption.


Voices Matter Facebook Page

We want to record an original single and album and tour the countries care homes inspiring kids in care through performance art and music.

Please pledge or buy a reward to help us Voices Matter transform the lives of previously looked after children and those currently in the care system.

Thank you for reading, with so many cuts and many of them affecting Children’s Services I need your support to help support and inspire the next generation through music and expression. Please pledge and support Voices Matter today. http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/voicesmatter

Thank you.

Daniel