roksponsmallHifi Pig is delighted and incredibly proud to announce our partnership and support for the most excellent charity Nordoff Robbins for the coming year.

Nordoff Robbins is the largest independent music therapy charity in the UK, dedicated to changing the lives of vulnerable and isolated people.

They support thousands of people through their own centres and by working in partnership with a wide range of organisations including care homes, schools and hospitals.hp_728x90-1

Music therapy is a specialist use of music that aims to facilitate physical and emotional wellbeing, and to promote the development and retention of key communication skills. A wide range of instruments can be used in music therapy, including the voice, and the music created is often improvised. Music therapists support people to develop their own ways of being musical in order to explore their potential and connect with the world around them.

In the hands of a trained practitioner, music therapy can be used to support people living with a wide range of needs. It can help a child with autism to communicate, unlock forgotten memories for those living with dementia or provide comfort and celebrate the life of someone facing a terminal illness.

Nordoff Robbins’ vision is a world where music therapy is available to all who need it. Through the delivery of high-quality music therapy services across the UK, their Masters-level music therapy training and their dedicated research to enrich, strengthen and demonstrate the effectiveness of their work,  their mission is to bring life-changing music therapy to as many people as possible.

If you are able to help and support the charity then please click on one of their adverts that you will see around the Hifi Pig website and which we have donated freely.

The charity’s Christmas appeal this year is centred around Evie’s Story. 

Evie was 17 years old and studying for her AS Levels when doctors found a tumour on her brain. They told her that they would have to operate within days. She was just a teenager, enjoying life and now her world had been turned upside down.

When Evie awoke from the operation she knew something was wrong. The procedure to remove the tumour had left her partially paralysed and taken her voice. Evie loved to sing, it was such a big part of her life. She was devastated.

Bev, a Nordoff Robbins music therapist, worked as part of a team to support Evie through her cancer treatment and helped her to regain her singing voice. Music took her mind off the pain and provided comfort; it helped her to express her feelings and focus on what was still possible.

After a six-month stay in hospital, Evie is back at home with her mum and sister. She is still undergoing intensive chemotherapy but remains positive. Read Evie’s full story here. 

 

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