Opera star lends her voice to dementia campaign
SHE IS famed for her pride in her Northern roots – and now opera singer Lesley Garrett is lending her voice, and her support, to a national campaign to raise awareness of dementia and the positive impact music can have on people living with the condition.
The acclaimed soprano, who is from Doncaster, is a patron of Lost Chord, the Rotherham-based charity that provides musical experiences for people with dementia across the country.
She joined the charity’s chief executive Helena Muller at the House of Lords to launch a new report that has led to the creation of an ambassador for Dementia and Music to be created.
Ms Muller said: “This was a truly exciting event and one that really should help to highlight the fact that everybody from government to local government, the NHS, the care system and even people with dementia themselves and their supporters should be working together.
“Having Lesley join us at the House of Lords was a great way of emphasising that Rotherham and South Yorkshire are already leading the way in the promotion of music as a way to support and sustain people with dementia.”