We’re also sending packages of ukuleles to the Evelina London Children’s Hospital. Evelina London Children’s Healthcare is part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. They are the second largest provider of children’s services in London.
“Please can I extend on behalf of Evelina London Children’s Healthcare our heartfelt gratitude to your charity the Ukelele Kids Club for such a kind offer to donate musical instruments to our children. This is such a wonderful opportunity for the children here to help make their stay in hospital as good as it possibly can be.
This kind offer to children is marvellous, and especially for those children who may engage particularly well and show natural talent to be afforded the opportunity to keep the instrument is kind, generous and remarkable.”
Janet Powell, Director of Nursing.
“We’re thrilled that Evelina London are the latest hospital to join the Ukulele Kids Club UK. Our growing music therapy service works with children, young people and their families both on the wards and as outpatients, so additional instruments are always much needed.
What makes the Ukulele Kids Club so special is that it lets children can keep the instrument between sessions to play by themselves, and ultimately take with them when they go home, so they can continue to enjoy the benefits of making music beyond music therapy sessions. In our busy hospital I know the instruments will be in great demand and much appreciated.”
Cathy Birch, Music Therapist.