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Date published: 23rd March 2018

Folk music fans will have the opportunity to support a valuable and worthwhile cause when they buy a copy of ‘Kinder Shores’ a CD which is due for release on Thursday 10 May. The album will be officially launched at a special ‘Kinder Shores’ concert at Cromer’s Pavilion Theatre that evening.

The album’s title is taken from “She’s the One” a song by Suffolk singer-songwriter Eric Sedge. It is one of nineteen tracks generously given by well known artists including Ralph McTell, Fairport Convention, Show of Hands, Oysterband, and Home Service, and local artist Hayley Moyses and London based blues duo Fran McGillivray and Mike Burke who have written a song especially for the album.

The project is the brainchild of Jenni Randall (pictured) and marries her lifelong love of social work with her passion for folk and folk-rock music. She is an award winning social worker who has retired to live in Cromer and has linked up with the Rees Care Leavers Foundation, a national charity that provides ongoing support for those who have previously been in care. The money raised from both the concert and the CD will be used to set up a pilot project in East Anglia to provide much needed access to specialist counsellors for care leavers and care-experienced adults.

Jenni’s continuing involvement in social care issues has come about from maintaining contact with a number of her clients with whom she had been involved with during her fifty years as a social worker. She realised there was a need for continuing counselling and advice for those who were leaving care. “Many of the issues that took them into care are not addressed and the care experience itself can be damaging emotionally and can be carried on long into adult life” Jenni explains “Providing an ongoing specialist counselling targeted to the new issues and changing needs when they leave care will give them a better chance to succeed in the outside world.”

'It's a pleasure to be raising funds for such a good cause and look forward to a brilliant show with Eric  singing his splendid song that inspired Kinder Shores. Please come along and support such a worthy cause.” Richard Digance

Copies of the CD will be available at the concert and online from mid May. The concert starts at 8pm and includes Eric Sedge, Fraser Nimmo, Gareth Turner and Simon Care, Hayley Moyses’ Britgrass Three, and Richard Digance. and compere Sue Marchant. Tickets are available from the Pavilion Theatre box 01263 512495 or www.cromerpier.co.uk


Last updated: 23rd March 2018