The Spitz Charitable Trust have spent 10 years using the power of live music to improve wellbeing while reducing isolation and loneliness. Your donation will help to secure the next ten years.
By taking professional musicians in to care homes, day centres and hospitals we have improved the lives of people of all ages. From new-born babies at Great Ormond Street Hospital to those receiving end-of-life care in residential care homes, our participatory music sessions have transformed lives.
Where have we come from?
The Spitz was a popular and much-loved music venue situated in the heart of East London and was a beloved hub of artistic expression throughout the 90s and 00s. The legacy of this iconic venue lives on through The Spitz Charitable Trust.
As Spitz founding director Jane Glitre was locking the doors of The Spitz venue for the final time, she wondered what music was accessible to older people living in care homes, so she set about finding out.
From humble beginnings, bringing live music to local day centres and curating small jazz gigs, The Spitz Charitable Trust has expanded exponentially. Today we are embedded in Bridgeside Lodge Care Home, providing live music multiple times per week. We visit more and more hospital wards across London, we have collaborated with local primary schools on music projects and have partnered with Islington GPs Federation on social prescribing.
So what's next?
Music, and especially live music impacts us all. It can amplify our happiness and comfort us when we're sad. The access to music that many of us take for granted should not be denied to those living in isolated circumstances.
Our mission is to continue bringing first-rate live music from some of the UK's finest musicians to those who need it. Your donation will help us do this.