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In March 2019 I was lucky enough to be awarded a Churchill Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. This will enable me to travel to Finland, America and Canada this autumn to research the huge benefits children and young people gain through quality music education - specifically being part of a choir.
I've been lucky enough to have numerous musical opportunities - many of which have been shaped by the encouragement I've received from my parents over the years. Soon after I was awarded my fellowship my dad was diagnosed with MND - a terminal, progressive illness. This all came as quite a shock, especially as he's also been battling cancer for ten years and is now, ironically, in remission.
Initially I was thinking about postponing my trip, but my dad (and family) is sure that completing my trip as planned this year is important. It will give him something positive to focus on and hopefully something to be proud of.
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