Nordoff Robbins Scotland has struck a fundraising deal with energy company SSE
Music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins Scotland has joined forces with energy company SSE in a bid to raise its profile and increase its services.
SSE has promised to invest directly in the charity as well as hold a series of staff fundraising initiatives to make music therapy more accessible to hundreds more children and adults across Scotland.
In return it will become the title sponsor of the Scottish Music Awards, which are hosted by the charity.
Donald MacLeod, chairman of Nordoff Robbins Scotland, said: “We’re delighted to announce our partnership with SSE – they’ve been hugely supportive of the music industry so it feels like a perfect fit for them to come on board with us.
“With their support we can continue to grow the charity and provide music therapy, which is so vital, to more and more children and adults across Scotland.
“We always push ourselves so we can continue expanding our facilities across Scotland and every year it costs over £500,000 to provide music therapy to over 400 children and adults. This partnership is an ideal way to encourage donations from Scotland and beyond!”
The Scottish Music Awards is an annual star studded event that celebrates Scotland’s rich and diverse musical talent and raises money for Nordoff Robbins Scotland.
The newly titled SSE Scottish Music Awards will take place on 28 November in the Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow.
Now in its 17 year, the awards is a firm favourite in the event calendar. With past live performances from award winners such as Paolo Nutini alongside Wet Wet Wet, Biffy Clyro, Emeli Sandé, Jimmy Somerville, Barbara Dickson and The View.
Colin Banks, acting head of sponsorship for SSE, added: “All of us at SSE are delighted to be working in collaboration with the fantastic charity, Nordoff Robbins Scotland.
“They make such a meaningful difference to so many adults and children across Scotland and with people increasingly recognising how music therapy can change lives, we are incredibly proud to be able to support the growth of this invaluable service.”