Element 1 CIC is a social enterprise based in Stockton-on-Tees.
The group aims to improve the quality of life of the people of Cleveland through community activity based around culture, creativity and food, providing opportunities for people to engage, build their confidence, learn new skills and increase their employability.
Element 1 is recording and producing a CD of a special version of the song, One More Light. The band who originally performed the song wrote it in memory of a friend who passed away, it was then released again with more relevance when the co-writer and singer took his own life.
The Choir will be made up of residents of all backgrounds from Cleveland including prisoners, ex-service personnel and refugees.
The audio track will be available to download for free online. Element 1 have created a funding page for contributions from the audio track which will be used for the ongoing ‘Pals Programme’ an initiative which involves training in communities and workplaces for listening and signposting men who may require support.
This project supports the PCC’s objective of Securing the Future of our Communities.