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Bath based charity, Voices for Life, is sending a message of good luck to Team GB as they get ready to compete in the Paris 2024 Olympics.

In tune with the preparation for this major sporting event, thousands of children embarked on their own musical relay around Bath, Northeast Somerset and Wiltshire accompanied by a London 2012 Olympic Torch. They learned and performed an original and uplifting anthem, Let’s Go, by local writers Jools Scott and Sue Curtis, showcasing children’s musical skills and building wellbeing through the power of voice.

With the support of Team Bath, the relay was launched in October 2023 with a heartwarming performance by 150 local children singing together at Twerton Park, home of Bath City Football. In total, the charity involved 6,000 local children from over 30 primary schools in the area.

The end of the relay is being marked by the release of a Let’s Go music video featuring footage from the musical relay. The video aims to send heartfelt wishes of good luck to Team GB for the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics from all the children and their local communities.

Deborah Hale MBE, trustee of Voices for Life and producer of the 2012 Olympic torch relay, expressed the key message of the initiative stating, “We wanted to shine a light on young talent as we bring communities together to cheer on our amazing athletes.” 

Voices for Life, now in its fourth year, envisions a world where all children can use music to find their voice and promote wellbeing in their communities. Founder Tessa Armstrong has transformed the charity into an award award-winning organisation, creatively encouraging the voices of children aged between six and 11, by uniquely integrating singing and wellbeing activities as a means of developing confidence, skills, and capabilities. 

Since its launch in 2021, Voices for Life has engaged over 7500 children in 520 workshops in local primary schools providing transformative experiences in iconic venues like Bath Abbey, Wells Cathedral, St George’s Bristol and Wiltshire Music Centre.

“Voices for Life has let me find my voice. When I sing, I feel like I am the music.” Luca, age 8.