The Lilly Award
The first Sing Your Heart Out workshops ran until 2006, then they had to stop because all the little bits of funding that had been keeping them going finally ran out.
In November 2006 we won the Lilly Award for Outstanding Achievement in reintegration in mental health. This was an award which was then being given by Eli Lilly
This award was £5,000 which enabled us to start the workshops again in November 2006,and provided the money necessary to appear at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival
The Award ceremony was at the Atrium Restaurant in London, and the cheque was presented by the then Mental Health Minister Rosie Winterton (2nd from right, front row)
Also in the picture are (L to R front row) Penny, Chrissy, Christopher's wife, Margaret, Christopher & Brownie.
Maggie Wheeler is behind Brownie, and Tracy is on the right in the front row.