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The Amber Trust's fundraising page

6 team members

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]The Amber Trust was created to help blind and partially sighted children who have a talent or a love for music. Music can make a profound difference to their lives, whether it is through learning to sing or to play an instrument, or being able to go to a concert. Many of these children also have severe learning difficulties; for them, music therapy may offer a lifeline, helping them to reach out in a dark and confusing world. [/p][p]Engagement with music not only gives these children great joy, it encourages them to learn, boosts their confidence and helps them to share their thoughts and feelings with others, opening up a world of fulfilment, independence and hope for the future.[/p][p]There are many examples of the impact that music has made amongst the children that the Amber Trust supports. As a result of chemotherapy for malignant tumours in both eyes at a very young age, Lucy is blind. Despite considerable developmental delay she has an extraordinary musical talent. The support that we give her has, according to her teacher, had a profound impact on her general communication and interpersonal skills. [/p][p]The mother of another child said, 'Music seems to make her world a happier place and the fact that she can play the paino and sing along is giving her a huge sense of achievement.'[/p][p]With many blind children in the UK living in relative poverty, they suffer a double disadvantage. Their families cannot afford to give them the musical experiences that can make such a huge difference to their lives.[/p][p]In order to help these remarkable children we have established the[b] Amber Music Awards[/b], which pay for:[/p][p][b]•  music lessons  [/b][/p][p][b]•  music therapy sessions [/b][/p][p][b]•  musical instruments [/b][/p][p][b]•  music software, such as Sibelius [/b][/p][p][b]•  concert tickets [/b][/p][p][b]•  travel related to musical activities[/b][/p]

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Supporters

Jun 30, 2015

Andre H King

From all our colleagues at Barrow Hills supporting Andre and Guy.

£135.00 plus £33.75 Gift Aid

Jun 23, 2015

Kate

Sorry this is so late! Hope you had a brilliant night for this great cause xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 22, 2015

Richard Collins

Well done!

£10.00

Jun 11, 2015

Anonymous

£20.00

Jun 9, 2015

Sarah

Good on you guys! Hope you enjoyed the ride!!

£16.25 plus £4.06 Gift Aid

Jun 8, 2015

Sezgi

Congrats on getting through it! :) Sounded like a huge effort and well done on raising so much money as well!

Jun 7, 2015

the Taylors

well done Sam!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 6, 2015

Ruth H

Good luck Guy and Andre

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 6, 2015

Pippa

Good luck Andre and Guy!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 6, 2015

Coral

Wow what a great charity! Good luck Louise :)

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

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Samuel Elliott

Samuel Elliott

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