Ever since This Is A Popscene was created in 2011, we have been searching for a charity to “adopt”. It gives me great pleasure to announce our decision to adopt two charities to support.
Youth Music & WellChild
Youth Music provides children and young people with access to a wide range of music-making projects and activities. For many, being given the chance to experience the power of music has been life changing. Youth Music support & fund music projects, develop music programmes, and provide music-making opportunities for young people across the country.
Youth Music help transform the lives of disadvantaged children and young people by supporting them to achieve their full potential through engagement and progression in music making. For children and young people who have had a difficult start in life, involvement in music making can really turn things around. As a tool for self expression, therapy and personal growth, music is uniquely placed to help. Being involved in a music project where they are supported and encouraged, their creativity welcomed and nurtured, allows young people with difficult lives to begin to find their way, take charge of their lives and take positive steps for the future.
Youth Music Action Zones, Youth Music Mentors, Sound Stage and Voltage programmes focus on working with children and young people in the most challenging of circumstances.
WellChild is the national charity for sick children. We are working to ensure that seriously ill children and young people have the best possible quality of life through our innovative programmes of Care, Support and Research.
WellChild’s network of Children’s Nurses, medical researchers and Helping Hands teams are all dedicated to providing crucial support for children and young people – regardless of their condition – many of whom require long-term and complex care. For more than 30 years they have been caring for, supporting and investing in the UK ’s seriously ill children and young people, and their families, and during that time there have been incredible medical breakthroughs. However, there are currently more children than ever before needing our support with estimates showing that well over 100,000 children in the UK children have complex medical care needs.
WellChild are determined to lead the way when it comes to ensuring that these most vulnerable members of our society have the very best possible care and support.
Please join us in supporting those less fortunate than ourselves by visiting our adopted charities websites and finding out what you can do to help.
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