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Hannah conquers the country!

Arts Music & Play

Fundraising News

On a windy day in April, 12–year-old Hannah and her dad had come to the end of an epic challenge.

It had taken them 18 days to reach John o’ Groats and they had battled everything from high winds to huge hills and busy roads while enjoying the countryside views and the occasional sunshine.

Hannah's cycle

Before 971 miles of cycling, Hannah had started her journey at Land’s End wanting to travel the length of the country for a cause close to her heart: music. Aside from her sporting achievements Hannah is a keen musician.

Knowing all too well the incredible impact music can have Hannah has been raising money for music therapy throughout her time on wheels. Our music therapists, Claire and Karen, can be heard on each ward at Bristol Children’s Hospital and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael’s Hospital delivering sessions to a range of young patients. After completing her challenge, Hannah got to experience first-hand the difference her fundraising will make when she met Claire and little Reuben during a session.

Claire and Reuben

Reuben even tried his hand at strumming the guitar!

For someone as young as Reuben Bristol Children’s Hospital can be a scary place but Claire and Karen have the ability to transform hospital into a place full of light, laughter and of course, some terrific tunes! Hannah’s efforts will enable more children to have access to this vital service.

Hannah with music therapists Claire and Karen

Hannah had the pleasure of meeting both our music therapists, Claire and Karen

She has raised over an enormous £4,200 for Bristol Children’s Hospital and another charity, United World Schools. We have been in awe of Hannah’s amazing achievements and are extremely impressed with her dedication and enthusiasm. Well done Hannah – you are a true fundraising hero!

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