12/07/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/07/2020 23:55
Specsavers stores across Scotland showed their support for music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins, raising almost £4000 through in-store fundraising.
Each of Specsavers' 79 Scottish stores, plus its audiology hubs and home visits service, donated £50 in a bid to help improve the lives of those affected by life-limiting illness, isolation or disability by supporting the music therapy charity in what has been an incredibly challenging year.
Following on from Specsavers' headline sponsorship of this year's virtual Scottish Music Awards 2020 - a key event for generating funds for Nordoff Robbins - the additional money raised will help contribute towards urgent funds required by the charity which relies solely on sponsorships and donations.
Susanne Akil, Chair of Specsavers in Scotland, said: 'We are delighted to support such an inspiring charity and hope the stores' fundraising efforts go a long way helping to provide support for people who need it the most.
'Nordoff Robbins has transformed the lives of so many vulnerable people helping improve physical health, communication abilities, cognitive skills and emotional well-being.'
Supporting a vital charity
Sandy Trappitt, Head of Partnerships at Nordoff Robbins, said: 'We are so very grateful to Specsavers for such generosity and for choosing to support our vital work.
'Each penny raised through this partnership will help us fund our music therapy delivery, and allow us to reach more people across Scotland, and right across the UK.'
Nordoff Robbins is the UK's largest independent music therapy charity and is dedicated to enriching the lives of people affected by a range of challenges.
Their highly-skilled therapists deliver music therapy to those who need it most - from children with autism, young adults with mental health issues to those experiencing dementia or receiving end of life care.
For further information on Nordoff Robbins visit www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk.