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Charity in musical instrument appeal

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St Vincent's Hospice is planning on creating a music therapy project for the people it supports

A charity is on the hunt for unwanted musical instruments.

St Vincent’s Hospice is appealing for members of the public to donate their old instruments to support its upcoming music therapy project.

The Renfrewshire hospice is working with Nordoff Robbins Scotland to help support people and their families affected by life limiting conditions.

Items being sought for the project – which is due to start at the beginning of next month – include acoustic guitars, drums, tambourines, keyboards and other percussion instruments.

Laura Burns, from Nordoff Robbins Scotland, said: “We are delighted to be working with St Vincent’s Hospice on this pilot programme to bring music therapy into their care. Music has a universal power to reach us all, and our therapy uses elements of music to break down barriers of illness, or disability, and builds bridges to help with self-expression and social contact.”

Director of care for St Vincent’s Hospice, Brona McGee, said: “Music therapy offers a unique opportunity to express yourself, try your hand at something new or maybe get back to something which you haven’t done in years.

“We are very excited about the possibilities this will offer us in supporting patients and families, and want to encourage as many of you as possible, if you have an old instrument sitting around gathering dust, to please drop it into the hospice. Alternatively, give us a call on 01505 705 635 to find out how you can support us.”



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