Leicestershire First

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The Towersey Foundation

The Towersey Foundation is a unique charity providing music therapy in palliative care for people living with life-threatening illnesses.

Music therapy has recently become recognised and valued for the beneficial effect it has in a variety of illnesses and disabilities. The use of music therapy in palliative care is, however, a comparatively new and specialised field. Professionals working in hospices and special schools are increasingly appreciating what a powerful tool it is in the total care of their patients.

The Towersey Foundation received £1,500 from music teacher Helen Collins, winner of the inaugural Leicestershire First Award, to go towards the funding of a music therapy post at the Rainbows Children’s Hospice in Loughborough.


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 The Beacon Fellowship Community Channel Leicestershire County Council