Nottingham’s own Vicky McClure has praised the rebranding of charity Our Dementia Choir, which uses music to combat the effects of dementia.
The Line Of Duty actor tweeted her support for the rebranding of the dementia charity which she formed to see if music can make a measurable difference to sufferers’ lives, as documented in in a two-part BBC documentary.
McClure revealed that Our Dementia Choir now has accounts on Twitter and Facebook and added: “Loving our logo too.”
— Vicky McClure (@Vicky_McClure) May 3, 2021
McClure has been involved with a lot of charity work in the Nottingham area, including Notts County when they unveiled a rebranding for their foundation charity earlier this year.
About working with Our Dementia Choir, McClure has previously said: “I can safely say the choir and their loved ones have changed my life. What’s more they have changed many lives across the UK and now stretching to other countries around the world.”
McClure has recently hit headlines with her performance in crime drama Line of Duty, whose season finale aired last Sunday.
It became the most watched episode of any drama since modern records began in 2002, with more than 12.8 million viewers tuning in, according to the BBC.
She has now used this spotlight to draw attention to this charity in need, which managed to stage a choral performance in the Royal Albert Hall with 2,000 people living with dementia taking part.
One big passion of mine is to educate & engage with the younger generation about dementia. Here’s some key facts surrounding dementia.
Knowledge is power! Please feel free to share.
And huge thanks to #tomgregory for letting us use his song…we all know the power music has!❤️ pic.twitter.com/ssKFE6MYzQ
— Vicky McClure (@Vicky_McClure) May 4, 2021
McClure’s late grandmother was affected by the condition, so the charity is very close to her heart.
“Being able to change the perception of dementia and share the message that after a diagnosis of dementia doesn’t mean it’s all downhill was always our intention,” McClure has said.
To learn more how music is being used to improve the lives of those living with dementia, visit the Our Dementia Choir website.