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Outreach team visit Bedford Prison

On Tuesday 18 March 2014 the CaMEO team visited Bedford Prison to run a singing workshop to aid the rehabilitation of prisoners. 

Read an article about the visit in Bedford Today

‘It was a resounding success from our point of view as well - thank you so much for all the effort and good humour and energy everyone put into the day. Mr L is still talking about his experience and how it helped him. We are hoping that we might sing 'let it Be' in chapel this Sunday!
Bedford Prison Chaplain

“The choir came at Christmas, it was excellent. The whole atmosphere was tremendous, which encouraged me to volunteer today. I wouldn’t class myself as a singer and this has exceeded all my expectations, joining in with the harmonies...I never thought I’d be able to contribute to a choir. I have exposed myself to something I never thought I could do, which shows you can try something difficult and enjoy it.”
HMP Bedford Resident

“Singing like this is a release. It has made me feel emotional. I was nervous at first but that’s gone. I like singing. Now I’d give it a go, if I saw an opportunity like this on the outside.”
HMP Bedford Resident

"Absolute pleasure to be involved, thanks for all the organising...bring on next time"

Jon, Workshop Leader / Music Student

"Genuinely one of the best experiences I've had in my time in Cambridge. Raring to go for the next one!"
Giverny, Workshop Leader / Music Student

"Thanks so much for organising everything, definitely up for doing it again, favourite day of 2014 so far!"
Rory, Workshop Leader / Music Student