Midland: More drums for charity group Crosslinks

Crosslinks participant Paul Wilson getting great enjoyment from using a drum outdoors.
Crosslinks participant Paul Wilson getting great enjoyment from using a drum outdoors.

MORE people will be able to beat their own drum after charity group Crosslinks received a $1000 grant to purchase more instruments for its music classes.

The disability services organisation in Midland successfully applied for the money from Bankwest to buy additional drums for the class they run for people with disabilities.

Crosslinks inclusion officer Robyn Hansson said the need for more drums became apparent when their weekly class grew.

She said some weeks about 20 people attend the class but there were not enough drums for everyone.

“We’ve already got 10 drums and at the moment we do a couple of songs and then pass them,” she said.

Ms Hansson said the organisation would be able to purchase five new drums through the grant.

She said the class was important because it offered a place for people to feel included.

“They form friendships at these activities and they get up and dance,” she said.

“The guys really get a lot of enjoyment out of it and they really take away a lot.”