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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 continues with MT sessions 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. Following Towersey funding which showed the beneficial effects of music therapy, internal funding is now being provided.
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.
Towersey with Sue Rivett, in collaboration with Simon Perry music therapist, have established a 'drop in' music therapy session at Kentisbeare Village Hall, near Cullompton, and held on the first Thursday of each month. We call it ''TUNE IN'' and for more information contact Sarah Folland on 01823 681362.
For more expanded information on Towersey projects noted above please refer to the MUSIC THERAPY section of this website.
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 was set up in conjunction with Rowcroft and which furthers the Towersey ethos of extending the provision of music therapy in South Devon. The 12 month pilot programme was completed in March 2021 and the NHS have acknowledged its success by indicating that they will provide further funding to continue the work.
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.
ALL OF THE ABOVE PROJECTS HAVE BEEN EFFECTED BY THE RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED BY COVID 19.
Sadly, like so many planned events, our concert in Newton Abbot last year was cancelled due to the Covid19 outbreak. We hope to plan something for this year.