Music in Hospitals
The benefits of live music interaction are well documented and highly valued for all, but for poorly children in hospitals and those with challenging emotional, physical and mental abilities, music intervention can have incredible benefits.
For many years Annie and Harry have volunteered their services bringing live music to children at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, Evelina and Kings College Hospital, visiting on a regular basis and raising lots of money for specialist musical and therapeutic equipment through their family shows and festivals.
Every interaction is valuable – from distracting children during procedures, helping children to remember through music after strokes and brain tumours, encouraging movement and speech, and even just bringing a little joy and fun to the whole ward (nurses, doctors and hospital staff join in too!)
We are proud to have worked with:
Volunteer play and music in children's hospitals
The Honeypot Children's Charity:
Respite and play for young carers
King's College Hospital London:
King's Volunteers and the Hospital School
Over the years Annie and Harry have hosted workshops for organisations such as Music For Youth North Devon and the Honeypot Children’s Charity! Their workshops are open to all ages and abilities and aim to enable people to make music together, with Harry and Annie leading them in song. Any and all instruments and voices are always welcome! Annie and Harry have even run workshops over the Covid-19 lockdown with the Honeypot Charity, teaching, practicing and performing with nearly 20 children all via Zoom! The end of the session featured the debut performance of the ‘Honeypot Band’, featuring kitchen pots and pans for percussion, home keyboards, guitars, a bass guitar, violin, a few recorders, rapping and lots and lots of singing!