Brian House – Music Therapy

Charity Registration number: 511009

Following last year’s grant to Brian House one of the main criteria was to increase the children’s music therapy sessions. 

These sessions not only bring laughter and song into Brian House but they also bring the children and staff together in a fun experience they can enjoy together.

Speaking with Brigitte the Music Therapist, she said;

“It is wonderful to be able to spend so much time each week with the children and help them to experience music. We do group sessions which really bring the children together as well as the whole Brian House team.”

A number of the children at Brian House do not speak, they all have different abilities, mobility and strengths. Through these music therapy sessions the children are able to express themselves in other ways.

Brigitte also holds individual sessions

“The individual sessions help me to get to know the children; to give them a voice and to show them I am listening to them. Its such a special thing to be able to do. Music therapy at Brian House is such a lovely job and to be able to do more of it is just fantastic.”

Following this, the Kentown Wizard team decided to take a visit to one of Brigitte’s sessions.

Debbie of The Kentown Wizard Foundation said;

“When we arrived at Brian House the Music Therapy session could be heard from the corridors. All the different sounds, mixed with the constant flow of laughter, did well to create an overwhelmingly positive atmosphere. We are delighted to be able to support these sessions and were extremely impressed with Brigitte’s work.”

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INTRODUCING BRIAN HOUSE CHILDREN’S HOSPICE

Charity Registration number: 511009

Brian House is a specialist unit within Trinity Hospice that supports more than 80 families on the Fylde coast of Lancashire. They specialise in respite, palliative and end of life care for children and young adults living with life threatening conditions.

The house itself contains four themed bedrooms, from circus tents to pirate ships, a sensory room, crafts room and an incredibly inviting ball pool. It is hard to believe that this is in-fact not a holiday centre, but a fully equipped children’s hospice.

Brian House meets complex needs, providing support for families and care for children. Their respite care allows families the opportunity to experience times of relief and normality as they try to cope with the emotional, practical and financial implications of caring for a child whose life may be limited. 

In 2017 The Kentown Wizard Foundation supported Brian House by funding the salaries of two nurses. In 2018 we have granted an additional £450,000, to fund staff salaries for a further 3 years as well a number of exciting events and trips throughout 2018.

So far we have had the pleasure of sponsoring the Brian House Santa Dash, Bubble Rush and Golf day. We’ve helped celebrate their 21st birthday and now look forward to their exciting future fundraisers, Brian House China trek and the London to Paris cycle!

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