Hereford Community Champion June Thurston volunteers most Tuesdays with Aspire Living – a social group for people with learning difficulties.
One of the activities they enjoy are the group drumming sessions run by A Different Beat. So June and the group were delighted to hear that A Different Beat recently won a £49,000 National Lottery grant so that they can offer more drumming sessions in the community.
June said: “The activity helps them to explore music in a different way and to feel included. It really helps them interact because they have to follow, repeat and copy each other. They’re a great group, I love working with them!”
June also helps out with the group’s other activities which include singing, arts and crafts, pottery and even indoor gardening.