For many individuals, our rehearsals are the only place where they have a dedicated pastoral support network and someone to talk to.

We have two dedicated Senior Pastoral Carers, Emily Sanders and Katherine Adams, who are trainee pediatric nurses and have a wealth of pastoral experience as well as being experienced musicians themselves.  They work closely with our Operations Manager, Bethan Thomas, who has overall responsibility for all Safeguarding matters at LYC.


Head of Safeguarding & Pastoral Care


Alison started her nursing career at age 18 at St. George’s Hospital in London. She has experience in many different specialities but when  her two daughters were young she became a school nurse  at a boys prep school in Surrey. The boys’ wellbeing took front and centre of her work and she was a member of both the pastoral and safeguarding teams.  She is delighted to have found LYC and to be able to bring her commitment to young people's well being to the LYC family.

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Singing The Messiah from scratch with her school at the Royal Albert Hall age 13 was the beginning and the end of her musical career … which was probably a blessing for all around her but who knows what musical talents lurk and what her involvement with LYC will ignite. Alison lives in Hampshire with her family and two naughty labradoodles.


Senior Pastoral Care

Emily is a trainee Paediatric Nurse and professional music manager, specialising in working with young people in the music industry in a pastoral and logistical capacity.

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Alongside her role as Senior Pastoral Carer at LYC, Emily is a Residential Course & Events Manager for the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain. 


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