Big boost for mu­sic project

Chil­dren in Need grant

Rutherglen Reformer - - Special Feature - Jonathan Ged­des

A Cam­bus­lang project that aims to help dis­ad­van­taged young­sters has ben­e­fit­ted from a cash boost.

Hear My Mu­sic, based on Aca­cia Way, have landed £7,960 through BBC Chil­dren In Need.

The year-long fund­ing will let the com­mu­nity group pro­vide in­ten­sive sup­port to of autis­tic chil­dren and young peo­ple.

That should then en­able them to progress to join­ing a mu­sic group by in­creas­ing the kids con­fi­dence and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills as well as work­ing on chal­leng­ing be­hav­iour.

Hear My Mu­sic’s Emily Car­rMartin said: “The award will help us fa­cil­i­tate in­di­vid­ual mu­sic ses­sions for chil­dren with com­plex autism who find be­ing part of a group a chal­lenge.

“It will al­low us to run this very spe­cific project that we have iden­ti­fied through work­ing with mu­sic and chil­dren who are on the autis­tic spec­trum.

“We be­lieve that no child should strug­gle to ac­cess sup­port ser­vices.

“This BBC Chil­dren in Need fund­ing means that we can get the ses­sions right for ev­ery child”.

Mary Duffy, na­tional head of BBC Chil­dren in Need in Scot­land added: “We are de­lighted to be award­ing fund­ing to Hear My Mu­sic, which will go on to make a real dif­fer­ence to the lives of chil­dren in the area.

“We want to give even more of th­ese awards in our next round, so if you have a project that works with dis­ad­van­taged young peo­ple that could ben­e­fit from up to £10,000 then we want to hear from you.”

De­tails on how to ap­ply for fund­ing and dead­lines for ap­pli­ca­tions can be found at bbc.­sey/grants

BBC Chil­dren in Need’s Life Pres­i­dent, Sir Terry Wo­gan com­mented: “With­out the phe­nom­e­nal fundrais­ing ef­forts from the public, th­ese grants sim­ply would not be pos­si­ble.”

On Song Sir Terry Wo­gan shows how much Hear My Mu­sic will get

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