On Tuesday 28th Feb 2023, the charity is holding what they hope to be their biggest fundraiser ever at the China Exchange on Gerrard Street in Soho. It’s set to be an entertaining evening of music performed by the now legendary 'Pros and Cons,' food and wine, and speeches from former inmates along with the charity’s founder, Adam Green.
Darren, a former Dartmoor prison inmate, took a lead role in West Side Story - a musical put on by the charity inside the walls of the prison. Since then, he has been back to work with the Prison Choir Project, commenting:
“I am absolutely overawed at how happy I was for signing up! In the 15 years I’ve spent behind bars this is one project that I would do again and again. I found it helped myself belief, self-worth, self-confidence, it eased my PTSD and it stopped my craving for illicit drugs."
Speaking on the event, Adam Green, Founder, The Prison Choir Project said: We’re really looking forward to our fundraising event later this month. It’s a chance for people to truly see and hear about the long-lasting impact the charity has. Every penny raised will go directly towards our work in Prisons. This is a busy year for us, in which we hope to stage an opera Billy Budd, by Benjamin Britten, record and release an album with the men of HMP Dartmoor and begin a new collaboration with Wormwood Scrubs, working on a weekly basis within the prison.”
To sign up for the event and support The Prison Choir Project, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/prison-choir-project-fundraiser-tickets-547470227187