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Music and Wellbeing

Updated: Aug 9, 2019

We’re working collaboratively with 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 across the 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 first wave of successful care homes who will be enjoying a FREE musical session during the week commencing 23rd September 2019.

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

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

Woodcroft Care Home - thanks to Eve Whitmore, Kiddleydivey

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

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

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

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 - The Quiet Man is busy in Essex

You'll find him at The Old Garrison Community Hub (Pub) in Shoeburyness

on Wednesday 25th September

This is an open event, raising funds for "CHEF" (Care Home Entertainment Fund)

So pop along if you can between 2pm and 4pm and help him with his fundraising.

- He's also getting the party going the following day at Lynwood Special Needs Care Home to celebrate a resident's birthday. (private event).

Please let us know about your musical event or events during the week commencing 23rd September so that we can add you to the list. - email:

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