Happy BBC Music Day


We’re working collaboratively with Purple Angels and BBC Music Day to help bring music to everyone in the UK living with dementia by 2020, using BBC Music Day as a platform


The fifth BBC Music Day takes place on Thursday 26th September with events and broadcasts this week.


The theme this year is music and wellbeing; the power of music to inspire, to bring us together and make a positive impact.We kick started our part of the project with a request for donations of FREE sessions for care homes for our subscribers. Our awesome musical friends weren't shy in coming forward and we've had some brilliant donations.

Here's our lucky 48 homes, care centres and day centres which will be enjoying a FREE musical session during September/October 2019.

Thank you to all of the activity coordinators, managers and care home owners who contacted us wishing to take part in this project.

Catherine Goldsmith, Independent Lives - thanks to Kirstie Davidson, Music for Health Worthing

Michael Butler, Hollyfields Care Home - thanks to Ellie Snowden, Musical Moments South Birmingham & Solihull

Woodcroft Care Home - thanks to Eve Whitmore, Kiddleydivey Shropshire, Mid Wales & Wolverhampton

Stephanie Peel, Lawton Rise Care Home - thanks to Vicky Thornton, Musical Moments Stoke, Crewe and Nantwich

Helen Steward, St Jude's Nursing Home - thanks to Beth Coram, Musical Moments East Surrey

Nicola Newman, Broomhills Care Home - thanks to Maddie Cordes, Maddie4Music

Mandi Sibley, Hartfield House - thanks to Julie Latham, Boogie Beat music and movement Banstead and East Surrey

Louise Arnold, Cornerways Residential Home - thanks to Carole Laine, Cat's Pyjamas Productions

Jaine Spain, Burnworthy House - thanks to Becky, Kiddleydivey Wessex

Gayle Rowley, Linear Park Residential Care Home - thanks to Louise, Kiddleydivey Liverpool

Lyndsey Darnell, Thomas Fields Care Home - thanks to Ann, Musical Moments Stockport .Tameside

Pauline Lavery, Railway Lodge Care Home - thanks to Jackie, Boogie Beat Music and Movement Lisburn and South Belfast

Tracy Hannible, The Lakes Care Centre - thanks to Kathryn, Kiddleydivey Manchester

Megan Hill, Kings Manor Care Home - thanks to Kate, Musica Music, Devon

Lucia Lock, The Grange Care Centre - thanks to Emma, Boogie Beat Music and Movement Cheltenham

Lynn Saunders, Malmesbury Lawn Care Home - thanks to Vicki, Boogie Beat Music and Movement Southsea

Mandy Rowlands, Locks Wood Day Centre - thanks to Marianne Smith Accordian

Tracey Parker, Abbots Wood Court - thanks to Eddie Cole, Valley Voice

Kim Richardson, Highbury Care Home - thanks to Rachael Hickson, Boogie Beat Music & Movement Preston & Fylde

Michele Hoy, Buddleia House - thanks to Jilli, Musical Moments North Nottingham and Derbyshire

Sally May, Brookfeld Care Home - thanks to Lee Wilkinson Ents.

Anne Ellis, Winash Care Home - thanks to Fran, Boogie Beat Music & Movement

Emma Carter, Abbey Court Care Home - thanks to Caroline Hissey, Boogie Beat Music & Movement Staffordshire

Alison Edwards, The Hawthorns Care Home - thanks to Emma, Boogie Beat Music and Movement Cheltenham

Jenni Mack, Craigielea Care Home - thanks to Carole Laine, Cat's Pyjamas Productions

Kathleen Crymble, Kingsgate Care Home - thanks to Nicola, Boogie Beat Music and Movement Lanarkshire

Hayley Ross, Age Uk Hythe & Lyminge - thanks to Maddie Cordes, Maddie4Music

Julie McGlough, The Grange Care Home - thanks to Becky Demaine for her variety show

Aisling Harrison, Tendring Meadows - thanks to Nigel Woodmason for his 50s/60s set

Jenny Spencer Whittington House - thanks to Mark Sweeting - Silent Disco

Susan Bell, The Lodge Care Home - thanks to Becky Demaine for her variety show

Lidia, Cheriton House - thanks to Alyson, Kiddleydivey Bath

Lucie Richardson, South Moor Lodge - thanks to Keeley Callimari, Keeley Vocals

Sarah Speller, Westlands Care Home - thanks to Eleanor Mattley Productions

Danielle Aikenhead, De Brook Lodge - thanks to Jan, Kiddleydivey Manchester East & South

Collette Senior, Ashworth Grange - thanks to Carole Laine, Cat's Pyjamas Productions

Sarah Day, Longmoor Lodge - thanks to Eleanor Mattley Productions

Carol Preddy, Bramble Down Nursing Home - thanks to Kate, Musica Music, Devon

Lydia Brett, Park View Care Home - thanks to Meina, Kiddleydivey Bromley

Susan Gray, Rubislaw Park Care Home - thanks to Carole Laine, Cat's Pyjamas Productions

Kim Richardson, Ambassador Care Home - thanks to Rachael Hickson, Boogie Beat Music & Movement Preston & Fylde

Charlotte Leyland, Sandtoft Residential Home - thanks to Jess, Kiddleydivey Wirral & Chester

Barbara Snook, St Aidan Lodge - thanks to Abbie Brown, Boogie Beat Music & Movement County Durham

Christina Ferreira, Picktree Court - thanks to Abbie, Boogie Beat Music & Movement County Durham

Kelly Goddard, Signature House - thanks to Rosie, Music Dorset

Shane Broomfield, Birdshill Nursing Home - thanks to Rosie, Music Dorset

Charlotte Leyland, Sandtoft Residential Home - thanks to Jess, Kiddleydivey Wirral, Cheshire West & North Wales - Adults

Becki Short is celebrating with a couple of sessions during the week commencing 23rd September:

Shedfield Lodge on 24th September

& an open session (anyone welcome) Wednesday 25th September

Music for the Mind session at Merchistoun Hall in Horndean in association with OmniArts GB and Home Instead Havant.

Geoff Gill is also celebrating during the week perfoming as The Quiet Man

- The Old Garrison, Shoeburyness - raising funds for Care Home Entertainment Fund (CHEF)

& Lynwood Special Needs (to add to a special birthday celebrations)

*** Thank you to everyone that applied to take part in this fantastic project - so sorry that we couldn't involve everyone! ***

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