Fundraising For Ealing Music Therapy

The Ealing Club write about raising money for local project

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Ealing Music Therapy is a local charity whose mission is “to provide services for children in Ealing needing help to overcome social communication, emotional and learning difficulties.”

By providing services such as a Saturday School and numerous other collaborative classroom projects in special education, Ealing Music Therapy’s work helps boost children’s behaviour in numerous areas by helping improve expression, language, social interaction, motor skills and frustration tolerance. It gives kids an enhanced sense of self and others.

As a non-for-profit community interest company, The Ealing Club CIC elected Ealing Music Therapy as a worth cause to support in the area.

During the Ealing Blues Festival 2013 we teamed up with Gardonyi’s music shop of South Ealing Road to provide a Prize for a raffle and they kindly supported by presenting a Fender Slimline Strat Copy as the star prize for the day.

Over 460 tickets were sold over the two days from the Ealing Club’s first ever stand at a local event. This stall also provided an opportunity to highlight Ealing’s Rock and Blues Heritage and announce the launch of a fundraising Campaign for the film “Suburban Steps To Rockland – the story of the Ealing Club”

Thanks to generosity of John Gardonyi’s music shop, The Crawdaddy Club, Richmond and Ealing Council for offering us a free pitch for the Two-day festival we raised £228 for Ealing Music Therapy and the same again as a contribution towards helping document Ealing’s Music Heritage.

All those that helped on the Ealing Club stand seemed to enjoy their stint talking to Blues fans who had travelled from far and wide to visit Ealing. It would be a great activity to repeat in the future.

As for the winner of the main prize, Alex Clayton (pictured) she was delighted with the electric guitar as she was already planning to revisit lost guitar skills along with her daughter.



17th September 2013


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