We’re very proud to support Nordoff Robbins Scotland – a music therapy charity for young people living with illness or disability. The charity’s music therapists work in centres across Scotland, as well as providing outreach sessions in community venues, including schools and hospitals around the country.
Nordoff Robbins Scotland helps over 850 children and young people each year, offering support for a wide range of conditions including autism, brain injury, cerebral palsy and mental health issues. The charity also works with young people receiving end-of-life care, children who need bereavement counselling and those who have experienced abuse and trauma.
We want to make lots of noise about Nordoff Robbins for children like five-year-old Caitlin, who has quadriplegic cerebral palsy – which affects all four of her limbs. Caitlin has been attending weekly music therapy sessions since 2015 and has made huge strides in that time, overcoming a sensitivity to noise, learning to sing and play instruments.
Her mother told us: “Caitlin’s co-ordination has improved since getting the opportunity to play the piano and the guitar. It gives me great pleasure to see my daughter getting so much joy from a hobby that I thought would not be possible when I was first told of her diagnosis.
Global’s Make Some Noise is pleased to be shining a spotlight on the ‘Make Music Change Lives’ project which will deliver weekly music therapy to children and young people in three different locations.