We have today announced the winners of the prestigious O2 Silver Clef Awards 2018. Legends of the music industry such as Roger Waters, Ellie Goulding, George Ezra, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, Stereophonics, Rudimental, Jorja Smith are amongst the winners of the 43rd O2 Silver Clef Awards. 

Nordoff Robbins, the UK’s leading music therapy charity are set to benefit from a dedicated three-year charity partnership deal with long-term supporters, O2.   

Having supported the charity since 2005 in the form of headline sponsor of the O2 Silver Clef Awards – the charity's flagship event which raises funds for their life-changing work - O2 have been instrumental in the charity's fundraising efforts.

Laura* is 12 years old and attends Clifton Hill School, a special needs secondary school in Surrey. She has the genetic disorder Triple X Syndrome and severe learning difficulties. Here music therapist Kerry tells Laura's story. 

Laura was referred to music therapy after showing severe signs of anxiety at school, refusing to take part in almost all lessons and tasks, and to eat or drink during the day.

Each year, in partnership with O2, Nordoff Robbins hosts the O2 Silver Clef Awards. A music industry fundraising event that recognises and celebrates the talent of some of the world’s biggest artists while raising vital funds for Nordoff Robbins – a charity dedicated to delivering life-changing music therapy to vulnerable people across the UK. 

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Professor Mercédès Pavlicevic.

Help transform lives through music by swimming for Nordoff Robbins Great North Swim 2018, Europe’s biggest open water swimming event. It's a brilliant way to experience the beautiful scenery of Windermere in the Lake District, one of the UK’s largest lakes and do something truly amazing! 

Date:

8-10 June 

Where:

Windermere, Lake District 

Swim Distance:

1 mile 

 

Fancy the challenge? There's swims for all age ranges and availabilities!

The BIG Session, curated by BULLDOG Gin in aid of Nordoff Robbins, takes place at the infamous Printworks on Wednesday 6 June. With top international DJs, Gorgon City headlining the session alongside the legendary Tom Findlay of Groove Armada, Housekeeping (HI Ibiza) and Siggy Smalls (Hed Kandi); The BIG Session celebrates World Gin Day on 9 June in style this year.

On 21 May, we were delighted to host the third Nordoff Robbins roundtable, on music and dementia, in partnership with the Salford Institute for Dementia, for Dementia Action Week.

Sport requests a great deal of sacrifice from its participants. The eternal winter nights enduring hill sprints in tempestuous rain opposed to nights in with the family, the quinoa and lentils instead of quattro formaggi pizzas, the extra £50 for those boots with a jazzy ankle sock instead of heating and electricity. Yet when its rewards are as resplendent and prestigious as the Nordoff Robbins Cup, such sacrifices seem as trivial as Melania Trump’s, well, anything.

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