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23rd Mar 2017
Alder Hey is calling for your vote to run a project to place a musician on every inpatient ward, once a week for a whole year.
The project is one of five groups competing in ITV Granada for £50,000 of National Lottery funding in the People’s Projects competition.
Online voting is now open until 12 noon on Monday 3 April 2017 – please vote here for Alder Hey to win, and remember to click the link in your verification email or your vote won’t be counted.
If Alder Hey wins the public vote, the prize will fund a project to place a musician on every inpatient ward, once a week for a whole year. Music has proven to be extremely beneficial to patients and their families not only as a distraction, but also to reduce anxiety and stress and transform the hospital environment.
Vicky Charnock, Arts Coordinator at Alder Hey, said: “Our project is about expanding our music programme here in the hospital. Music has proven health benefits. It can boost your recovery, it can make you feel better and it can reduce the amount of time that you actually stay in hospital.
“We’ve seen first hand how a child can be incredibly distressed about having an unpleasant procedure and when we get to work with them through the music programme we can get them much more relaxed and much more able to cope with hospital life.”
The Big Lottery Fund, ITV and The National Lottery have teamed up to give the UK public the chance to decide how £3 million of National Lottery funding will make a difference in their local area. The three projects with the most public votes will receive grants of up to £50,000 to help them develop their work even further to improve the lives of people in their communities.
Alder Hey Children's Charity