It was an absolute pleasure to support Allsorts during 2019 and we wish them all the best for the future. For 2020, we’ll be fundraising for another Gloucestershire charity, Mindsong.
Mindsong is a charity working in care homes, day centres and private homes throughout Gloucestershire, with people who have advanced and complex dementia.
They provide two core services; professional music therapy and a free volunteer-led programme called Meaningful Music. Both services are aimed at enriching the lives of people who are often isolated and very frail and for whom meaningful verbal communication is no longer possible.
Music, as you will all know, is such a deeply human way of communicating. Listening to or making music together boosts your mood, releases emotions and of course, creates or brings back memories. This is what they do.
Mindsong are often there at a bedside, gently singing in someone’s last moments. You will find them holding a hand and making eye contact as someone rediscovers the words to a favourite song. They are there when a couple are able to say ‘I love you and know you’ when for a long time there has been no recognition at all.
If you’d like to find out more about Mindsong’s work, please take a look at their website, and we’re looking forward to working with them over the next twelve months.