Programme Director Jo White is taking a 24 hour sponsored challenge for Wishing Well!
“The music starts…and it all comes flooding back”
We urgently need to raise funds so that we can keep bringing the extraordinary benefits of music making to people who are living with dementia.
So – I am organising a fund-raising, music-making, non-stop 24-hour jam in Brighton. I will play music for 24 hours pretty much non stop using my voice, my accordion, music technology, percussion and anything else I can think of from sunrise on the 25th until sunrise on the 26th November. I will be joined throughout the 24 hours by a whole load of musicians friends; community choirs, fiddle players, sing songwriters, experimentalists and improvisors. The event will take place in the exquisite Regency Ballroom of Angel House, right on the seafront in Brighton. I’m, slightly nervous…and very busy pulling together creative ideas and sorting logistics but I am very very excited!
I want to fundraise personally and creatively for people with dementia because every single day in our work we see the difference that music makes. The late great Oliver Sacks called music ” the past embedded in amber”. I think of it like this; when we make music with people that is meaningful to them, it’s like shining a light on who they are; personalities shine through and they are illuminated. They connect outwards again “like a flower unfurling”
Please help us support people with dementia
You can sponsor me through my JustGiving page here
Or TEXT WWJO48 £5/£10/£25 to 70070