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Staffordshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis tunes in to Stafford youth project

By Kerry.Ashdown  |  Posted: April 21, 2014

By Kerry Ashdown

Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis with project co-ordinator Charmaine Baines and Olivia Martin, 13

Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis with project co-ordinator Charmaine Baines and Olivia Martin, 13

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A WINDFALL from Staffordshire’s crime czar has proved music to the ears of a Stafford community group.

Highfields Community Group received £2,900 from the Commissioner’s Proceeds of Crime Fund to run weekly music and songwriting workshops for 10-15 year olds.

Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis is pictured with project co-ordinator Charmaine Baines and Olivia Martin ,13.

Professional music artist Charmaine said: “Growing up on Highfields myself, there was never anything like this, which inevitably led to boredom and subsequently anti-social behaviour.

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“Thanks to this project, these children looked forward to the workshops and the chance to take part in something constructive, showing themselves in a positive light.”

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