The Next Ten Years - The Spitz

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£10,000 target

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Started on 8th February 2024 Wharf Rd, London N1 7RY, UK

1707427426_collage.pngThe 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.

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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. 

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Gethin Hale
18th February 2024 at 8:20pm

Really great cause mate, keep up the outstanding work xx

Gethin Hale
18th February 2024 at 8:18pm

pledged £25 + an est. £6.25 in Gift Aid

Stuart Rowlands
16th February 2024 at 3:18pm

Good luck Thom. Good work.

Stuart Rowlands
16th February 2024 at 3:17pm

pledged £40

Stuart Rowlands has also backed 1 other project

ROBERT FISHER
15th February 2024 at 5:07pm

Hey Thom, props to you for giving your time and talent up for such a great cause! 🙂👍

ROBERT FISHER
15th February 2024 at 5:06pm

pledged £100

ROBERT FISHER has also backed 3 other projects

Marvin Browne
13th February 2024 at 7:36pm

pledged £30 + an est. £7.50 in Gift Aid

Mr Harold Barclay
12th February 2024 at 9:20pm

Music music music. Love what you are doing

Mr Harold Barclay
12th February 2024 at 9:19pm

pledged £30

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Anonymous
12th February 2024 at 7:23pm

pledged £50 + an est. £12.50 in Gift Aid

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Anonymous
10th February 2024 at 12:34pm

pledged £30 + an est. £7.50 in Gift Aid

alisonrlea
9th February 2024 at 4:57pm

Happy Ten Years Birthday, Spitz! You are full of love for music and love for life.