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Community Testimonials

Written by Paul

14th October 2013

We receive regular feedback about our work in the community. Take a look at some of the great comments we have received below:

“I am writing on behalf of ViVo! to thank you, and the young people from Enter, for your participation in the recent Summer Concert. Many of the Choir and audience had not seen the Group previously and were ‘blown away’. Some of the Choir admitted to shedding a tear at the beauty and power of the singing. May I take this opportunity to commend you and the young people for the professional attitude they portrayed both on and off the stage. They were an absolute credit to their peer group, the community and their chosen profession. I sincerely hope that we may have the opportunity to work together again in a future Concert. The Choir stage 3 Charity Concerts a year. Would you please pass on our grateful thanks to everyone who took part in the Event” Trudi Ranson (ViVo! Sec.)
“I just wanted to give massive credit where its due. Tonight was the first time I’d seen any of your performances and it was out of this world. They’re all fabulous and best of all you can tell they absolutely love it”
Andrea Robinson X
“What can I say except wow wow wow what a fantastic day we have had at DIDO. I loved it and I know all DIDO members thought you were great too. Thank you so much for coming to join us this afternoon and entertaining us. Each and every one of you were fab and you are all a credit to your family, friends, teachers, mentors and the community. Well done and the very best of luck to all for the future, love from Ann and all the members of DIDO
“It’s almost beyond words to express appreciation of what’s going on at Enter. It gives more senior citizens hope for the future knowing we have young people so gainfully participating in the community. Well done all!”
DIDO Member
“Best entertainment I’ve seen for many years. Unbelievable talent”
H. Myers
“Although not from a mining community, I am married to it. The performance was excellent. A few more organisations around the country like yours I’m sure would make it a much better place to live in, keep up the good work”
DIDO Member
“Well done to all the young people today. The best entertainment at DIDO. Hope to see you again”
E. Ward
“I think it is a marvellous opportunity for young people to get involved and they put their heart and souls into the performance”
J Brian
“What a privilege to have such talented young people in our community and also for reminding us of our mining heritage. Keep up the good work; please be aware of our continued support. Well done”
DIDO Member

“I think Enter has had a big impact on my daughter. She loves going to the Wednesday and Sunday classes, where she has definitely gained confidence and loves singing and performing. Enter also provides children with a lot of different opportunities to explore and try new things such as musical instruments and drama without any pressure on the child or parent”

“Enter gives children something to do which is rewarding. It keeps children off the streets and out of trouble. My daughter really enjoys attending and is it is giving her the opportunity to do what she enjoys, hopefully helping her to gain confidence and improve her ability to progress”

“I think it is an outstanding facility run by motivated, enthusiastic and committed staff. This leads to self esteem, confidence building and children developing a vital ‘can do’ attitude. My daughters school and nursery have both commented on her increased confidence in relation to arts and P.E”

“I just think its unbelievable the opportunities they are being given, things they would never have experienced if it wasn’t for Enter. It’s giving them so much confidence and belief in themselves and hope for the future”

“Enter is great. There are a lot of children in our community with amazing talents. Enter gives them the opportunity to shine and hopefully fulfill some of their dreams one day”

“It’s a great opportunity for my son to learn new skills, enjoy different experiences, make new friends and have lots of fun. It’s a great confidence booster and i think it’s fabulous. My son loves the sessions and is always ‘buzzing’ when he comes home”

“Excellent, my daughter really enjoys spending time at Enter exploring her talent. It has really boosted her confidence and she is looking forward to taking singing exams”

“I think Enter provides a valuable service and helps unite the young people in the local community. Enter raises confidence levels and it is clear to see the young people enjoying themselves”

“I think it is a good scheme to run in the community. Our daughter looks forward to going every week and is always full of enthusiasm when she gets home”

“To all at Enter, just to say a huge thank you for the time and effort you all put in. My son has gained so much self confidence since he started in January (2011) and absolutley loves the sessions. He is thoruoghly enjoying himself which is wonderful to see. The production was amazing! Thank you so much for everything you do!”

“My son has attended group for last couple of weeks, and has come home buzzing with excitement. He is autistic and we hoped performing arts would help build his confidence and social skills – with some fun along the way. This is just to say a big ‘thank you!’ to everyone concerned. We can already see that he is benefiting from attendance”

“At twelve years old, my son dreams of a career in music either performing or teaching. He has studied hard at the electirc guitar and loves to play live. The Saturday club is ideal for him as it exposes him to different playing styles and performing with others. He has received tons of encouragement from Andrea & her staff which has lifted his confidence even higher and has no doubt helped his career plans. Long may it continue”

“Our son has been with ENTER since the start. He is registered blind and and was struggling with lack of confidence and mixing with others. ENTER has been fantastic and Andrea and her staff have given him his confidence back and he thrives every week. Playing drums or guitar is something we never thought he would be able to do but there support, patience and encouragement is amazing”

“My daughter has been going to the Saturday afternoon sessions since November and has absolutely loved them. We bought tickets to see the show at Christmas and I was really blown away by the level of talent by the members of all ages. I would like to thank everybody who has been involved in this and given our children the chance to show us their hidden talents”



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