Cerys Matthews' BBC Lifeline Appeal for homeless charity the Choir With No Name - BBC ONE
Singer and broadcaster Cerys Matthews presents an appeal on behalf of the Choir with No Name, a charity which invites homeless people in from the cold to experience the transcendent power of music - by singing together as one. She discovers that the regular commitment and sense of purpose that belonging to a choir gives its members, can form the foundations of a new life.
The film features Susanne, who suffered appalling sexual abuse as a teenager, and turned to drink to cope with the emotional fallout. After years of drinking and living on the streets she was desperate to find an escape from her addiction. Four months ago she discovered the Choir with No Name, and now feels she has finally found something to replace the bottle - singing.