Ukulele Kids Club UK is very pleased to introduce the first hospital to join the club – Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. UKC ukuleles are being sent to the patients at Gloucestershire Hospital Education Service where the staff provide music therapy and lessons for the kids at the Children’s Centre and School Room.
“The availability of ukuleles in the hospital, together with the music therapist who can provide an introduction to playing them, offer a new and exciting experience to children who may never have had the chance to play an instrument before.
The children gain renewed energy and enthusiasm through music and once having engaged this often encourages them to try other educational and therapeutic activities which they had previously felt unachievable.
We feel very privileged to have the support of the Ukulele Kids Club UK and look forward to being able to offer an even wider musical opportunity to the inpatients at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.”
Carmel Herrick – School Room Team Manager
As you can see Carmel & Helen were ecstatic to receive the first parcel and couldn’t wait to get it open so the kids could play on the ukuleles.
“A lot of the children and young people I meet in hospital discover a love of music through the sessions I deliver.
Often, these are children who have not engaged in anything else. The resource UKC-UK provides is a fantastic opportunity for the patients to develop a new skill and become more motivated.”
Misha Law – Music Therapist
We are extremely happy to welcome Misha Law, Carmel Herrick, Helen West and the rest of the team at the School Room & Children’s Centre of Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, as the first location to join the Ukulele Kids Club UK family and receive UKC ukuleles.