Roy Jones

23rd February 2024

Roy Jones first became involved with Music in Hospitals & Care when he was ScottishPower Foundation’s Community Manager for Wales and North West England. He has been volunteering with us since 2016.

“Being a volunteer ambassador has involved helping to raise awareness of the charity, fundraising and going along to live music. In the beginning I went to observe quite a few new musicians, which was really good. More recently I have attended community events such as for the Co-op Local Community Fund in Wrexham and Chester.

Whilst at the Scottish Power Foundation I also went to a few launch events for programmes they funded. I remember one in Newtown in Mid Wales specifically. There were quite a few people just sitting around in the room, their faces totally blank. But as soon as the musician started singing, it was as if a light had just been switched on.

One gentleman had previously been in a Male Voice Choir and suddenly he just burst into song. And that was the time I think it came home to me that music can open doors that have been shut for a long time. It was quite profound. And it may not have lasted for long, but in that moment they just came alive. That’s the real impact of Music in Hospitals & Care.”

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