A song of resilience

Published on: 15th February 2024

The Teesside Charity are able to fund hundreds of fantastic initiatives, in the local area, throughout the year thanks to the unwavering support of the community.

One of the most recent groups we supported was The Recovery Advocates and Consultants UK (TRAC). Founded in 2015 by Annalice Argyle TRAC are a vocal advocate for people in recovery or wanting to enter recovery from substance misuse. We funded the group £750 to record a ‘recovery song’ which aims to promote confidence, reduce stigma, and showcase visible recovery to demonstrate the possibility of recovery in the local community. Helen from patrons Knights PLC paid a visit to TRAC to see the funding in action.

The group teamed up with Yarm Rock Gospel Choir to create a recovery-based song that was written and recorded by their service users, providing users with confidence, belief, and new experiences as well as camaraderie.

The project involved voice coaching, personalised homework sessions, songwriting, and assistance in selecting the best voices for each part.

Alongside the song, the group recorded a video to capture the entire journey from the creation of the track to a full version of the track. This serves not only as a keepsake but also as a powerful promotional tool, to showcase the impactful work the charity offers in the local area.

The generous contributions from our supporters has made it possible for us to fund lots of incredible projects and we are truly grateful. We would like to extend a massive thank you to everyone who has shown us support and made these projects possible.