A ‘fandabbydozzy’ performance

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Singing is one of Karen’s passions. But a lack of confidence was preventing her from getting involved in local activities. The Carr Gomm staff in Dundee started supporting Karen to pursue the things she wanted to do; and Karen’s hard work, together with our support, has really paid off.

“My name is Karen and I have been going to the singing group at the Wellgate centre next door to the Library for a while now. Occupational Health run the singing group for people with Learning Disabilities.

On Monday 17thJuly 2017 at 2.30pm, the singing group put on an end-of-year performance involving different instruments, music from different musicals, and songs of old Dundee. It was held on the stage of St Andrew’s Primary School and was attended by family and friends.

The performance was fandabbydozzy. We dressed up in shawls and bonnets and some of us sang solos. I sang a solo to finish the show; it was called Singing in the Rain.

At the end of the show we all received certificates.”

On receiving her certificate, Karen gave a small speech thanking everyone, especially her support staff, for coming along. Jane, one of the staff in Dundee, commented:

“I wanted to attend this concert as I know how hard Karen has worked on building her confidence and self-esteem. I was delighted to see how confident she was singing as part of the group, and I was amazed to watch her stand and sing a solo.”

What a fantastic achievement. Well done Karen!

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