Music in Hospitals & Care (MiHC) have had incredible success this year for awards ceremonies and now we have also been shortlisted in not 1 but 3 categories for the ScottishPower Foundation Awards taking place on Monday 23 September 2019.
The 3 award categories we have been shortlisted for cover our work with veterans, special school children and also highlight the amazing dedication of one of our local ambassador volunteers, Robin Barr, as follows:
♫ Community Impact & Engagement Award – for our project within the Unforgotten Forces Partnership, Play it again SAV! Through this project, we have reached over 1,000 veterans within healthcare settings or accessing support services to reduce social isolation and bringing music participation back into veteran’s lives.
♫ Charity Champion Award – Robin Barr – Fit as a Fiddle Fundraising Challenge – Robin’s dedication and enthusiasm stretching over 40 years of volunteering with MiHC Scotland truly shone during our 70th anniversary year, when Robin challenged himself to walk 7 hills in Orkney at the age of 77, raising over £5,000 in the process.
♫ Innovative Project Award – for our programme of interactive weekly live music sessions with A4 Brass Quartet at Lancasterian School, West Didsbury in Manchester. A carefully tailored repertoire has been provided to five multi-sensory impaired children, all of whom are profoundly deaf and/or blind. The sessions include simple sounds, repetition and vibration to give the children the ability to familiarise themselves with a variety of sensorial and auditory experiences. The project, which will run until the end of 2019, has been funded by Oglesby Charitable Trust.
Established in 2013, the ScottishPower Foundation aims to make a significant and lasting contribution to society, enhancing the lives of people living in communities throughout the UK. Last year it awarded £1.25m to third sector organisations.
Thank you to ScottishPower Foundation for their wonderful support and endorsement of our work bringing the joy of live music to people of all ages across the UK.
Click here to read more about the ScottishPower Foundation Awards in the Third Sector News.
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