• BBC Radio 4 appeal

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We believe everyone should be able to access and experience the joy of live music. Help us take one step closer.

Join presenter Mark Radcliffe as he talks about how music was a reassuring presence in his life as he recovered from throat and neck cancer. Like many of us, Mark has personal connection to music as a musician and BBC radio broadcaster.

At some point in our lives, most of us will be a patient in a hospital or care home. That’s why Music in Hospitals & Care shares live music in places you wouldn’t normally experience it. Together we will make sure everyone can access and experience the joy of live music.

Make a donation

  • £10

    will help to cover the cost of a musician’s travel to a hospital.

  • £45

    could lift the spirits of someone experiencing mental health problems.

  • £90

    can create special memories for a mother and her child hearing for the first time.

Meet Peter

Peter 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.

He looks forward to the time when Music in Hospitals & Care visit. He joins in singing with the other residents. Live music takes Peter back to his youth.

BBC broadcaster Mark Radcliffe  shares Peter’s experience of live music in the BBC Radio 4 appeal.

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Make a donation

Please give today to help improve the health and wellbeing of children and adults through the healing power of live music.