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How you can help us
We’re not asking you to throw a bucket iced water over yourself, so no need to upload your efforts to Facebook. We don’t need you to climb a mountain or run 20 marathons in 20 days (although more power to the hardy souls who do). You can help us from the comfort of your sitting room, with a nice cuppa.
We don’t need your money for research into a cure for dementia (others do this vital work and thank goodness they do), we don’t need your money to make things happen in the future…our services are for people living with dementia today.
We offer our work to care homes and day centres at a largely subsidised cost. This is because there is usually little money in the care budget for additional therapies. We believe that what we do makes a difference to the health and wellbeing of people with dementia and to continue to deliver it means that we have to ask for your help.
A course of music therapy costs us an average of £1300 to deliver, but we often charge a care home as little as 30% of this. Making a donation towards music therapy means that we can work in more care homes, benefiting more residents.
For us the aim would be to raise enough funds to be able to offer a continuing programme of music therapy or our Meaningful Music singing groups to whoever needs us. The initial 12 weeks of a therapy course are often just the beginning of the process and we are asked at this point why the sessions have to end; the residents are showing progress and reaping the benefits, and our therapists are now welcomed as a regular highlight of the week.
We raise funds to support our music therapy but also our pool of trained volunteers (170 of them at last count). In 2015 we worked with over 2000 people with dementia.
If you could help us continue our work we would be delighted to hear from you.
Ways to support us
1. Tell your employer about mindsong and how much we would value their support as part of their community programme. If you are chosing your charity for next year…please think about us.
2. If you bank online setting up a standing order is easy. Even a donation of £2 per month will help.
3. Do you have links with a care home that has a dementia unit – why not fund raise and arrange for music therapy for a relative?
4. Are you looking for a charity to support? We make every penny donated work very hard and are always delighted to receive any donation, large or small.
How To Donate To Mindsong
Make a donation straight to our bank account
sort code: 77/27/23
account number: 22671260
account name: mindsong
Setting up a standing order is easy and even a donation of just £2 per month will help.
Send a cheque: Cheques should be made out to mindsong and posted to 28 Vine Way, Tewkesbury, Glos GL20 5FJ
If you are a UK tax payer please Gift Aid your donation, you can download the form by clicking on the link below
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