Profile: Oaklea, 13th Aug, 2021
Essential to what we do here at Oaklea is to ensure those we support get to live as independently as possible -and we love to assist in making sure our people take a full part in activities and leisure pursuits...
We have many people among those we work with who have a host of talents that we love to nurture….one of the people we have featured over the past year has been musical maestro, Andrew Barker.
We have covered his house move -including his beloved keyboards- composing music for the Oaklea 30th Celebration - and now we can bring you some even better visual stimulation (after all the pictures tell the story).
Andrew - through his Oaklea support, Bernice Dean, managed to get to play on the organ in the magnificent surrounds of Kendal Parish Church - he even had an opera singer in tow!
Bernice: “We were given time to have a ‘play’. Then in the last 10 minutes Andrew was allowed to pull out all the stops and this happened!”
Window on inspiration….Here’s looking to future challenges…
Andrew is a huge music fan -and tbf we can’t help but notice he bears an uncanny resemblance to one of his ‘heroes’ - the late Rick Wright - keyboard genius from Pink Floyd!…..
(Photo courtesy ‘The Pink Floyd Experience”)
Yet again we think this pairing (Andrew & Bernice) tick so many of the Oaklea Working Behaviours….they definitely make our ‘Final Cut’….
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