News & Upcoming Events:
TOWERSEY have contributed £6000.00 towards the continued development of Music Therapy at KEECH HOSPICE where we were instrumental in setting up Music on Wheels over 10 years ago.
TOWERSEY SUCCESS IN SAVING MUSIC THERARY AT ROWCROFT
Following tremendous efforts from many sources, generous donations allowed Towersey to fund the continuation of the MUSIC THERAPY post at Rowcroft Hospice which was scheduled to be discontinued in 2016. After 18 months Rowcroft, being in an improved financial situation, were able to reinstate their own funding of the MT post which took place earlier last year.
Sue Rivett LTCL.MA, our music therapist covering the Exeter area is doing valuable work where MT has been introduced at Barton Place Nursing Home and is also developing MT as part of a team at Cullompton Integrated Health Centre.
Sue has now been established at Blackdown Healthy Living Activity Centre since March 2019 and her regular MT sessions are proving positive and very well supported by enthusiastic participants.
Included in her busy schedule Sue has commenced a 6 month MT project at Belvedere Ward, Franklyn in Exeter where she carries out 2 sessions a month. These are proving so successful that we are hoping to increase her time there.
MARK WALKER our volunteer completed the London Marathon on 28 April and with Gift Aid raised the magnificent sum of £2200.00 plus for his efforts. A wonderful achievement and a big thank you from us all Mark.
David Holmes, our music therapist at Rowcroft Hospice commenced music therapy sessions in the Palliative Care Team at Torbay Hospital at the beginning of April. This has been set up in conjunction with Rowcroft and which furthers the Towersey ethos of extending the provision of music therapy in South Devon. A quarterly report has been received from Rowcroft and a positive response to the 12 month project is endorsed.
Nicholas McCarthy, our generous and supportive Patron has given on our behalf a piano recital at St. Paul's Church, Grove Park, Chiswick on Friday 7th June. He performed works by Blumanfield/ R.Strauss/ Brahms/ Bellini/Bartok and others.
The evening was a great success and raised close to £400.00 for Towersey funds.
Nicholas is already booked to deliver another recital for us at Newton Abbot next year ...... on 15th May 2020 for which further details will be announced.
Thanks for all your support Nicholas.