Mencap Singers Brighten Up Overcast Morning

Even though the weather wasn’t great on Saturday morning, Market Place was brightened up by singers from Mencap’s Meteor Choir singing Oh What a Beautiful Morning which brought to smiles to both the singers and people out in town.

The sing-a-long was part of South Oxfordshire Mencap Learning Disability Awareness Day.  They also sang other favourites including How Much is that Doggie in the Window? and Daisy, Daisy. As well as the sing-a-long there was a cake stall and street collectors in town to fundraise for the charity’s activities.  Deputy Mayor, Councillor Donna Crook was invited along to join in the sing-a-long.

Chair of SO Mencap, Paul Barrett said, “The whole purpose of today is to be part of the national Mencap Learning Disability Awareness Week so that we can get everyone together.  This year we are lucky that it is the first Covid free year we have had.  I think everyone enjoys singing.  We had a rehearsal on Thursday evening with a picnic down by the river.  The point is that we are visible to the public and to make people aware that are 1.4 million folk with a learning disability and we need to recognise them as the individuals they are and to recognise them for their abilities and their disabilities.”