We were very excited and inspired by 9 year old Dexter, who came across our video recorded during lockdown of 11 young people singing ‘You Are Not Alone’ and he decided that he wanted to raise some money for Young Minds Matter! At the beginning of lockdown and all through the summer of 2020 Dexter had suffered a lot with his mental health and anxiety but Dexter had also found a lot of enjoyment and solace from learning to play the guitar. He organised a live jam session on Facebook on Christmas Eve to spread some Christmas cheer and this certainly spurred on a lot more people to contribute to Dexter’s fund raising campaign, helping him to completely smash his target of £100 and reach the amazing sum of £545!
All the Young Minds Matter team are very grateful and proud of what Dexter has achieved. It is well known that music and the arts has a beneficial effect on people’s mental health and Dexter has certainly proved this here! Thanks so much Dexter – you are an absolute star!