Music charity Nordoff Robbins marks its 20th birthday today with a bash soundtracked by Happy Birthday hitmaker Clare Grogan.
Grogan, whose track charted in 1981, will do the honours at Nordoff Robbins’ official birthday bash tonight at its centre in Cardonald, Glasgow.
The singer says, “Music is my therapy – I’m always banging on about the benefits of singing your heart out, hitting a drum or rocking out in your bedroom to your favourite band playing loud on the radio. I’m so proud to play a little part in this amazing organisation.”
Nordoff Robbins Scotland Chairman, Donald MacLeod adds, “We are delighted that Clare is joining us to mark 20 years since the charity was founded in Scotland.
“In that time our therapists have used the power of music to change the lives of thousands of the country’s vulnerable children and adults.
“The team now sees around 430 children and adults every month with conditions ranging from autism to complex disability.”
With the support of Nordoff Robbins, music therapy is most commonly used to help people with learning and development disorders, complex disabilities and autism. Now the charity is seeing increased demand in areas such as dementia and emotional and behavioural challenges.
For more information on Scotland’s only music therapy charity visit: nrscot.org.uk or to make a donation visit justgiving.com/nrmt or call 01506 239578. You can also text MMCL14 to 70070 to donate anything up to £10.