Our stories

People are at the heart of what we do. Discover some of our stories from across the UK to find out more about how people in healthcare are benefitting from live music experiences.

Bridgend: Alan's story

Alan is a stroke survivor who accesses support and activities with the help of Donna, Stroke Communications Support Coordinator for The Stroke Association in Bridgend.

One of these groups is Movement to Music, led by Anwen at Rubicon Dance, who we have partnered with to share live music at dance sessions in care homes and day centres. Isla from Music in Hospitals & Care spoke to Alan, Anwen and Donna on a video call about the sessions moving online.

That element of having live music performance was really uplifting, it was really engaging. It was so nice to see everybody smiling and joining in, and people who hadn't joined in the previous sessions, who were encouraged to come along for the live session, have now said that they are going to continue to come every week.

Llandough: Elsie's story

Our Development Officer in Wales, Hannah Beadsworth, tells us about a particularly special concert she witnessed in the East 18 Ward at University Hospital Llandough.

I found the concert very moving and it clearly had a powerfully positive effect on the patients. Without the fantastic funding we receive at MIHC Cymru, concerts like these wouldn’t be able to take place, meaning elderly, unwell and vulnerable people like Elsie wouldn’t experience the pure joy of live music.

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