The Clonmel-based creator of a music therapy programme for people trying to overcome drug addiction is seeking the public’s votes to secure vital funding for the course.
Roger Mehta, who has 15 years voluntary experience working with addicts, has developed The Crossroads programme that the HSE and addiction treatment centres like Aislinn in Kilkenny and Matt Talbot in Cork have commended and praised. It uses the music, songs, film, personal experiences and performances of popular artists like Eminem, U2, Amy Winehouse and Leonardo Di Caprio to connect with addicts. He has applied to the Arthur Guinness Projects for €50,000 funding to roll out the course to treatment centres nationwide. But to secure funding, he must get 3000 online votes by this Friday. To vote log onto: https://www.arthurguinnessprojects.com/music/crossroads-1.