Sidharth Prabhu-Naik

Sidharth Prabhu-Naik

Sidharth Prabhu-Naik running for Sing Inside

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[p]Sidharth Prabhu-Naik is running the London Marathon 2020 for Sing Inside! Please do support in any way you can.[/p][p]Sing Inside works in 16 prisons across the UK, delivering singing workshops to prison residents with groups of local volunteers that build confidence, form communities and provide a safe creative space for self-expression. Founded as a student society in 2015 and visiting two prisons, Sing Inside is now a registered charity, and visits 16 prisons across England. Find out more on their [url=http://www.singinside.org]website[/url], and follow them on Twitter @SingInsideUK.[/p][p][u]Sid's story[/u][/p][p]I started volunteering with Sing Inside at uni, when it was a student society. Several friends were involved and in 2016 I attended a workshop in HMP Bedford. I had never visited a prison before, and wasn't really sure what to expect - but it was an amazing day and I am so happy to be supporting the charity with my marathon campaign.[/p][p]I have been on several workshops with Sing Inside, to HMP Bedford and HMP Stafford, and I am always amazed by the amount that can be achieved in a day. The residents spend the morning working alongside the volunteers (who don't rehearse in advance, so everyone is learning the music together) to prepare a short performance to fellow prison residents and prison staff in the afternoon. Sing Inside workshops have such a buzz, and residents share musical ideas and thoughts, contributing to shaping and designing the performance. [/p][p]For me the main thing about Sing Inside is the way people change over the course of a workshop, whether it is a day or several days. Personal contact and individual conversations encourages the residents, even those who are most nervous about singing, out of their shells - they are soon belting out the lyrics and keenly memorising the harmonies. For many, the idea of standing in front of peers and performing is unthinkable until they achieve it after a few short hours of focused, humanising work. [/p][p]As a volunteer, any assumptions (even subconscious) that I had about the prison community were quickly undermined. The people we met are, at the end of the day, just people - with skills, life experience and enthusiasm to contribute to a shared goal. Working with the residents was humbling and inspiring, and treating them as more than just a number is the most important thing communities can do for their local prisons.[/p][p]Sing Inside has grown so much, and is now working to expand across the country - having started in a pocket of East Anglia, it now delivers workshops as far as Yorkshire. It needs support to keep expanding and funding the costs of getting volunteer teams into their local establishments. I am running the London Marathon 2020 for Sing Inside to support the charity at this critical point in its development, and raise the profile of the fantastic work that the charity does. [/p][p]My target is £1500, which would fund the travel costs of visiting a prison five times over a year. It would be amazing to reach this target. Please, please donate to get me through training in the January cold - every little helps - and sign up to the mailing list below to come on a workshop while you're at it! You only need enthusiasm and an open mind to see the amazing work this charity does.[/p][p][url=http:/****/SingInsideMailingList]tinyurl.com/SingInsideMailingList[/url][/p][p][br][/p]

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Mar 11, 2020

Ama

Aupa motel! Harro nago zutaz. Eutsi horrelako ekintzei, merezi dute eta.

£30.00


Mar 10, 2020

dHane fam

Well done Sid, keep on running!!

£20.00


Mar 8, 2020

Anonymous

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Mar 8, 2020

Valerie pope

Good luck Sid from Valerie and Alan X

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Feb 3, 2020

Carol

I am a member of Uni of Greenwich choir and Jonathan Schranz is our Musical Director, so I am very happy to support Sidarth's Marathon and the great work of the charity Sing Inside. Good luck with it!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Jan 27, 2020

Liz and Richard Bennett

What a very good thing to do for an excellent cause. Many thanks to Clover for letting us know about the marathon. Very best of luck.

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Jan 19, 2020

Anonymous

This is a great cause. Best of luck with the Marathon

£30.00


Jan 17, 2020

Anonymous

Break a leg!

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Jan 17, 2020

Anonymous

Great cause. Thank you

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Jan 17, 2020

Heloisa Righetto

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid

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