Local school delivers handmade instruments to children with brain injury and neuro disabilities

Last week (25 March 2019) pupils at Collingwood School in Wallington made a special visit to The Children’s Trust School to showcase musical instruments they made for children with brain injury and neurodisability. Students from Collingwood School were inspired by the Extraordinary Music Box Appeal launched by The Children’s Trust in November, a campaign to raise funds for music therapy, instruments and outings. Harry, Head boy and Lara Head Girl at Collingwood suggested making musical instruments and sensory gifts for students at The Children’s Trust School. The staff thought it was a great idea so the children got to work and created the instruments over a school term. Fiona Thorne, Community Fundraising Manager at The Children’s Trust, comments: “We are extremely grateful to the pupils at Collingwood School for creating such brilliant musical instruments for the children. Music can help to inspire and motivate a child with brain injury and neurodisability to connect and engage with the world around them. It was a wonderful day and what a fantastic idea to demonstrate the power of music.” David Sitch,Teacher at Collingwood School adds: “Collingwood chose to support The Children’s Trust this year as we wanted to help a new cause and we feel passionately about the difference music makes to children with brain injury and neurodisability. We’re so pleased the visit was a success and now we plan to make it an annual visit as we all had such a great day.” The Children’s Trust offers schools brain injury and neurodisability awareness days. Please contact Fiona Thorne at fthorne@thechildrenstrust.org.uk to find out more. ENDS For further information, contact Kate Coombs at The Children’s Trust press office on pressoffice@thechildrenstrust.org.uk  / 01737 365865

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Every year 40,000 children in the UK are left with a brain injury as a result of an accident or illness and many have to live with ongoing, long-term difficulties. The Children’s Trust gives children and young people with brain injury and neurodisability opportunities to live the best life possible, by providing specialist rehabilitation, education and community services across the UK. www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk

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