BBC Radio 4 Appeal raises over £30,000

30th January 2024

We are delighted to share that Music in Hospitals & Care’s BBC Radio 4 appeal has raised a total of £30,369 🎉

Our appeal aired in November and was voiced by BBC Radio DJ Mark Radcliffe. Mark has a personal connection to music for health and wellbeing. Music helped him through his recovery from throat and neck cancer. He also witnessed how music was the last thing to go for his mother, who had dementia. Mark remembers her singing ‘Bring Me Sunshine’ right up to the end. Thank you to Mark for his support.

Our appeal focused on Peter, who lives at Chester Park Care Home in Glasgow. He moved there after sustaining a neck injury and receiving treatment in hospital for several weeks. Peter is now in a wheelchair and receives full-time care. Our musicians take Peter back to his youth and he looks forward to their visits. He enjoys joining in and singing with the other residents.

Thank you so much to everyone who donated and shared our appeal to help more people like Peter. The Radio 4 Appeal aired at a significant time in the organisation’s history; last year Music in Hospitals & Care celebrated its 75th anniversary. This was a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness so we can continue to share the healing power of live music. The donations we received will move us closer to our vision that we outlined in our new strategy: Everyone can access and experience the joy of live music.

At some point in our lives, most of us will be in a hospital or care home. Together we will share live music to make sure people in hospitals and care enjoy a better quality of life and improved health outcomes. That’s why Music in Hospitals & Care shares live music in places you wouldn’t normally experience it.

Thank you to everyone who supported the Radio 4 Appeal. You can still donate today to give the gift of music.

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