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Help us crowd-fund The Gamelan Project

We’re crowdfunding for our Gamelan Project – to raise £3,000 by the end of February to help us support 100s more people with complex needs in 2018 through the impactful and unique medium of gamelan music-making. You can help by donating a few pounds (or whatever you can) on our crowd-funding site here https://mydonate.bt.com/events/gamelanprojectcrowdfunder. It’s quick and easy to do, and through the power of people and every one giving just a little, we’ll achieve our goal!

Thank you, and should you want to know more about our work, why not watch this heart-warming clip we’ve put together? It’s full of beautiful photos of just some of the people we’ve worked with over recent years, and recaps on the impact our work is having.

Since 2003, our gamelan projects have been bringing joy to 1000s of people in challenging circumstances across the UK – from Falmouth to The Isle of Sheppey to Nottingham to Glasgow. The use of gamelan and our special ‘Good Vibrations’ approach has supported people to:

  • Develop communication skills
  • Become more confident
  • Recognise their abilities and hidden potential
  • Get better at team-working and more comfortable in groups
  • Overcome anxieties and develop coping mechanisms
  • Develop openness and tolerance
  • Move into further learning and work – including as part of our team

We work with war veterans, people with disabilities, asylum-seekers and refugees, people convicted of offences, the long-term unemployed, people with mental health conditions, and more …