The Amber Trust supports over 200 children every year who have a visual impairment and may also be affected by another disability or even a life-limiting condition. Through specialist lessons and technology, these youngsters are able to access music and learn to play instruments, which is all part of The Amber Trust’s programme of support.
Naturally, at Make Some Noise we love music, and when we heard about The Amber Trust, we wanted to give them a voice because of children like Oliver who has no vision. He joined the charity when he was three years old and has been supported by a music specialist for two years.
Music is incredibly powerful and important for Oliver, as he communicates with other people through rhythm and melody. It’s a vital part of his daily life. Oliver recently received an Amber Music Award to have piano lessons, plus funding for a full-sized keyboard, which he loves to play at home every day.
Global’s Make Some Noise is supporting the ‘AmberPlus’ project, which helps 50 visually impaired children and young people with complex needs through face-to-face music sessions with specially trained staff.