In July our Corporate Fundraising team were joined by Simon and Stephen from Lexus Bristol, who made a generous donation of over £1,500 in support of our Music Therapy service, making them the first Lexus garage to donate a grant as part of the Toyota Fund for a Better Tomorrow.
Simon and Stephen met Claire and Karen, our two dedicated Grand Appeal Music Therapists to hear how their support will make a world of difference to young patients as well as practise their xylophone skills!
Simon Delve, Motorline Lexus Bristol Centre Manager
The world is full of wonderful, kind, caring and compassionate people who give their time and energy to bring joy to others. This year, we decided that our support should go towards The Grand Appeal helping to fund their music therapy programme, which brings calm and happiness to children who find themselves in a very tough circumstance.
Whether it’s a ukulele or tambourine, Claire and Karen can be heard on each and every ward visiting around 30 children each week. Their sessions encourage young patients to express their feelings, to be creative and socialise with others.
Karren Morrison, Grand Appeal Music Therapist
Hospital can be a daunting place for children but playing music together can give them something else to concentrate on and they can feel a lot more comfortable.
A huge thank you to Simon, Stephen and everyone at Motorline Lexus Bristol, we look forward to continuing to work with you.
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