Pulse programme to showcase local talent for charity

A previous Pulse programme performance at the Sandwich Company
A previous Pulse programme performance at the Sandwich Company

Young people involved in a unique training programme in the city will be showing off their skills at an event to raise funds for charity.

The participants of the Pulse programme will take to the stage next Thursday night alongside seasoned performers to raise money for Foyle Search and Rescue.

The Pulse programme is a project aimed at young people not in education, employment or training and uses music to re-engage with them.

In the last 18 months, it has been hugely successful and has had over 100 participants.

More than sixty per cent of those young people have progressed to further training or education.

At the end of each eight week course, the young people stage a live performance to showcase their talents.

This time, they have decided along with project co-ordinator Denis McLaughlin to hold a ticketed event to give something back to the community.

The young people will be sharing the spotlight with local performers Paddy Nash, Diane Greer, Paul Casey and Glen Rossborough.

The showcase will take place in the Sandwich Company, Bishop Street on July 16 at 6:30pm. Tickets cost £5 and can be bought at the venue or at wegottickets.com.

Zara Mitchell, a 16-year-old participant on the Pulse programme, is preparing to show off her singing skills on the night.

She joined the project in May and now hopes to go on to a further training course in September. The teen credits the Pulse programme with ‘bringing me out of my shell. They are so supportive of my career and everyone here is so helpful’. For more information about the programme or if you wished to get involved contact Denis McLaughlin on 71345533 or email denis