Festival is music to charity's ears - The Worcester Observer

Festival is music to charity's ears

Worcester Editorial 20th Mar, 2016 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

WORCESTER Music Festival has joined together with Acorns to raise money for the charity’s music therapy scheme.

Launched in 2008, the free festival will bring live music, workshops and Q&A sessions to multiple venues across the city for three days in September.

Organised by local volunteers, the non-profit event has raised more than £40,000 in eight years from collections, raffles and wristband sales and this year, the festival team is now once again working towards putting on a memorable display for the city to enjoy.

Festival director, Nikki Boraston, said: “We are delighted to support Acorns Children’s Hospice as the chosen charity for Worcester Music Festival 2016. The festival organisers are very aware of the integral work that Acorns do to support children and their families.

“We are firm believers in the use of music therapy as a way to facilitate positive changes in emotional well being and hope that our fund-raising will enable Acorns to increase the use of music therapists in their work.”

Acorns community fund-raising manager, Mandie Fitzgerald, said: “It means a great deal to have been chosen as the charity partner for the festival and it’s a fantastic event to be part of. We’re really looking forward to working with the organisers to help make sure people know just how valuable community support is to Acorns.

“We very much hope to be able to fund a qualified music therapist with the money raised, which will be a wonderful legacy for the event and a truly valuable asset for the hospice and the children we care for.”


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