Freemasons donation to Chiltern Music Therapy

Formed in July 2011 Chiltern Music Therapy (CMT), which is based in Chesham, is dedicated to providing high quality, evidence-based Music Therapy services to people of all ages and many different needs, across the South East.

The Community Music Programme provides weekly sessions to a variety of different groups ensuring their specialist service is accessible to all. As part of their desire to provide opportunities to everyone, ‘DJ Skills’ and ‘Music Production’ projects for vulnerable young people, who are at risk of dropping out of school or have turbulent home lives have recently been started.

These projects required some essential equipment and it was at this point that the Buckinghamshire Masonic Centenary Fund (BMCF) became involved.

Andrew Hough, secretary of the fund, was approached and at a recent committee meeting put forward a request for several pieces of equipment which were needed to get the project up and running. The committee was delighted to provide a grant of £2,600 to cover the purchase of controllers, speakers and headphones.

Elizabeth Nightingale, Funding and Sponsorship Manager at CMT said: “We are extremely grateful to the BMCF and Bucks’ freemasons for this very generous donation and we know our groups will gain so much from the use of the equipment and classes.”

Picture shows Joel, one of the youngsters at the Chiltern Music Therapy, using the equipment recently donated by Bucks’ Freemasons.

Chiltern Music Therapy website: http://www.chilternmusictherapy.co.uk/