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 in2018.
Sue Rivett LTCL.MA, our music therapist covering the Exeter area has commenced a new project at Franklyn Hospital. The main purpose is to complement the range of existing creative therapeutic opportunities for patients by offering them to engage with music therapy. Sue is working in Belvedere Ward which is comprised of primarily of dementia patients and she has recently completed 6 months of music therapy sessions in the Ward. The project involves 2 MT sessions per month and is proving very successful and is strongly supported by enthusiastic staff.
Sue continues developing MT as part of a team at Cullompton Integrated Health Centre....... but she would ideally like more referrals.
Blackdown Healthy Living Activity Centre at Hemyock is an ongoing project. It was commenced in March 2019 for their Cameo Club which was set up for dementia sufferers. Sue's regular MT sessions are proving positive and very well supported by enthusiastic participants.
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 with the Palliative Care Team at Torbay Hospital at the beginning of April 2019. 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 six month report has been received from Rowcroft and which gives a positive response to the 12 month project proposed.
Nicholas McCarthy, our generous and supportive Patron gave 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 in 2020. It is to be held at The Courtenay Centre on Friday 15th May 2020 at 7.30 pm and is being promoted by Newton Abbot and District Society of Arts together with Towersey.
Thanks for all your support Nicholas and we look forward to another magical evening of music with you in May