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Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awards grant to Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice

This week the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has awarded grants worth a total of £270,690 to 16 projects internationally. 
One of these grants of £15,000 has been awarded to Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice based in Barnet to support their drama and music therapy sessions for 65 seriously ill children with complex individual needs in their own home, hospital or the community.  

Music Therapy aims to provide children and young people with an improved sense of self and their relationship with others. Noah’s Ark Music Therapists are trained to interpret physical and emotional cues and turn them into music which can be experienced together. The sessions are used to support development goals, and help children process feelings, emotions and experiences. 
Noah’s Ark Drama and Movement Therapy encourages exploration of feelings and thoughts. Drama and Movement Therapist, Amy Keenan, says:  “Drama and play is a natural language and form of self-exploration and expression. For our children, verbal and non-verbal techniques such as role play, puppets and masks with stories can aid and support children through their development and emotional wellbeing’. 

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation funding is supporting projects across the UK, from London to Glasgow, as well as further afield in New York City. Breaking down barriers to participation in the arts, the Foundation has prioritized projects that engage young people.

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber is a British composed credited with reinvigorating the musical and famous for composing Cats, Evita, The Phantom of the Opera and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice is currently running the ‘London’s crying out for a new children’s hospice’ campaign. Text NACH10 £10 to 70070 to donate £10 Help us build The Ark.