Run, rock ‘n’ raise

On Sunday 11 September Kaiser Chief’s Ricky Wilson and Peanut (Nick Baines) ran 13.1 miles in the Great North Run before heading on stage to headline the Graham Wylie Foundation’s inaugural fundraising concert.

Thousands of fans headed to the Metro Radio Arena for the Great North Run after party where the Kaiser Chiefs were joined by Irish rock band Kodaline and Newcastle’s own Lisbon.

Graham Wylie, the founder of Sage and one of the North East’s best known entrepreneurs, launched the Graham Wylie Foundation earlier this year with a pledge that 100% of all donations will go to charity.

Here at Nordoff Robbins we deliver music therapy through partner organisations as well as through our dedicated centres in North London, Corydon, the Royal Albert Hall and Manchester. The money raised through Run, Rock ‘n’ Raise will fund a brand new, dedicated music therapy centre in the North East allowing us to bring music therapy to many more vulnerable children and adults across the region.

To help us fill our new centre The O2 kindly donated a host of instruments earlier this year at the 2016 O2 Silver Clef Awards ready for the project to begin in 2017.

We want to say a huge thank you to Graham Wylie and the Graham Wylie Foundation for their incredible support. We’re very proud to be a part of Run, Rock ‘n’ Raise and cannot wait to bring more music therapy to the region.

Take a look at the highlights

Relive the highlights of the Great North Run and hear from Ricky Wilson, Peanut and all the other incredible runners involved. 

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