We are absolutely delighted to announce that BBC Children in Need has awarded us a grant of £19,417 to support our work at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton!
Our team of Musicians bring much needed distraction and stimulation, right to the bedsides of children, young people and their families who are spending long periods of time in Hospital. We bring a sense of the outside world into the Hospital ward through singing familiar songs and creating a very child centred activity.
One parent commented: “My heart skips a beat when I hear the Musicians on the ward as I know that my son will have a moment of quality time that he loves”.
Our Chief Executive, Mark Davyd writes said “This project is very personal and important to me and to the musicians who deliver the Wishing Well programme, and we are delighted it has been chosen to be supported by BBC Children in Need. As a child, I spent a great deal of time in hospital and found it an incredibly frustrating and numbing experience which distanced me from friends and family. The music creates a bridge to the outside world, introducing the human element back into what can be a very sterile environment. With the help of BBC Children in Need, we will be able to put smiles back on to the faces of children and their families during very difficult and challenging times”.
Our thanks as always go the inspirational staff at The Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital who have supported and guided our programme, made music with us on the wards and on occasion danced in the corridors. We are looking forward to a fantastic year working with you all!