Working in partnership with the Swindon Children's cancer and leukaemia charity CALM we are raising money to continue to provide music therapy to our littlest patients who are battling long-term illness including cancer on the Children's Ward . Many of our children on the ward are undergoing intensive treatment for their illnesses and often feel isolated and in pain and miss out on the social interaction they would have received outside of hospital.
Our Nordoff Robbins music therapists receive two years of professional training accredited by Goldsmiths University. They are also fully registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council). They are expertly trained to use music therapy to enrich the lives of those living with a broad range of conditions, from autism, long-term conditions such as leukaemia, cystic fibrosis as well as mental health problems to brain injury and physical disabilities.
Music therapy is delivered either as a group activity or 1:1 if our children need isolation due to their illness. The music therapy we offer brings huge smiles to our children's faces and make their days on the ward so much better and a lot less scary.
Thanks to the ongoing support from local charity CALM we have offered this therapy to our children over the past few years. This year Brighter Futures together with CALM hope to do so much more with our children and continue this service long into the future by hosting a charity abseil at the hospital. For more information on the abseil click here.
If you are taking part in the Charity abseil you are raising awareness of this amazing service. If you have decided instead to donate to this project today, your gift will bring a smile to the faces of over 4,000 children who visit our Children's Ward each year. Thank you!