Music & deep healing at Bridgeside Lodge Care Home

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On 3rd August 2020 we successfully raised £5,542 with 63 supporters in 37 days

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Started on 27th June 2020 London, England, United Kingdom

Ending soon! Our deadline is Monday 3rd August so please donate soon if you can

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The Spitz takes professional musicians in to care homes and day centres to improve the quality of life of frail and disadvantaged elders through live music-making activities - reducing isolation and enhancing wellbeing and cognitive function.

We are currently in long-term residency at Bridgeside Lodge Care Home in Islington, London.

When coronavirus forced Bridgeside Lodge Care Home (BSL)- to close its doors to non-essential visitors, we adapted our approach. Spitz musicians recorded personalised songs for residents and we created a weekly “clap for carers” video which you can see on our YouTube channel 

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Since the lockdown restrictions have begun to ease, we’ve been able to return to the garden of Bridgeside Lodge for a series of socially-distanced concerts. 

Your donation will enable us to continue our work throughout the summer and for care home residents to benefit from the positive impact of live music.

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Once we are allowed back into the Home, we will run a number of musical 'gatherings' to bring the entire BSL community together (including bereaved relatives).  

These will involve live music, chatting, grief counselling and therapeutic support offering vital and sensitive friendship/emotional reassurance in a safe environment. 

Musicians will tour corridors/communal spaces, reaching all residents, bringing comfort, joy and social connection while underscoring the healing atmosphere.

This is an innovative cross-sector collaboration between a music charity and the health & social care sector. We have excellent existing relationships with the staff of Bridgeside Lodge, with residents and with family members.  

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Thank you for taking the time to visit our campaign and we hope you will donate to our cause.

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Anonymous pledged £20 + an est. £5 in Gift Aid

3rd August 2020 at 8:22pm

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Joanne Odeogberin pledged £25 + an est. £6 in Gift Aid
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Colin D commented

Keep up the great work!

2nd August 2020 at 8:09pm
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Colin D pledged £50 + an est. £13 in Gift Aid
2nd August 2020 at 8:08pm
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Jane Timmis commented

Congratulations on keeping up this wonderful musical inspiration for people in the Care Homes you visit.

1st August 2020 at 5:44pm
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Jane Timmis pledged £40
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Hannah Lovell commented

For your incredibly creative, kind and thoughtful work, from the heart

1st August 2020 at 12:19pm
Hannah Lovell pledged £20 + an est. £5 in Gift Aid
1st August 2020 at 12:18pm
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Peter Allott commented

Great cause, Love from the Carrots

1st August 2020 at 10:06am
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