Archbishop of Wales’ Lent Appeal supports Nordoff Robbins!

We are delighted to have been nominated as a chosen charity in the Archbishop of Wales’ Lent Appeal!

The appeal asks members of the parishes of Swansea and Brecon Diocese to consider supporting one of four chosen charities. Nordoff Robbins was nominated to benefit from the appeal by Reverend Alison Jones, the Vicar of Swansea St Nicholas on the Hill and St Jude Parish.

Alison has been a great supporter of our work in the community of Townhill, Wales, where our music therapist Jo runs weekly community music therapy sessions at St Nicholas Church Hall. The service provides one day a week of music therapy sessions for children and adults, who are living with a range of challenges including autism, learning disabilities, mental health problems and acquired brain injuries. People travel from across Swansea and the wider South Wales area to access the service, as well as pupils from the local primary school and residents from the local community.

Our music therapist Jo spoke of the support Alison has given saying:

“Alison has been a huge supporter of Nordoff Robbins from the beginning, allowing us to rent St Nicholas’ Hall at a reduced rate and being proactive in promoting the service and helping us make vital links in the local community. She has been incredibly welcoming and supportive and even invited one of the individuals I work with to perform at St Nicholas’ community carols service last Christmas, which was an enormously positive and enriching experience for the person involved.”

Reverend Alison said:

“Jo is an amazing music therapist who uses our church hall each week and is a really good community resource for such an area, which has a high rate of deprivation. She has brought real fun and laughter to our seniors group as well as to the individuals she helps, and to the school SDF unit… a bit of extra help might mean Nordoff Robbins could work in other parts of Wales as well.”

All of us at Nordoff Robbins are incredibly grateful to Reverend Alison, and to the parish members who are supporting our life-changing music through the Archbishop of Wales’ Lent Appeal. Thank you for helping us to reach even more vulnerable and isolated people with music!

 

Find out more about Archbishop John’s Lent Appeal