Thursday, 24 May 2012

Monkey Music - Sing in Tune for Charity!

Across the country, tens of thousands of pre-school children are joining in, singing and bouncing along to a heart-warming charity song called
‘The Day is Here!’ which supports national specialist music charity, Nordoff Robbins.

Celebrating the amazing summer of sport the single, sung by children for children, has already won the support of some high profile fans, including actor and writer 
                                        Simon Pegg.

Simon Pegg said; “My family and I love Monkey Music classes and I’m really happy to support them as well as music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins which does such great work transforming lives through music. I hope everyone will get behind them and get online to download their new charity song ‘The Day is Here!’ It’ll get all kids young and old, active and ready for a fantastic summer of sport!”

The song was especially written by Fiona Pritchard. The single costs £2.99 and ALL proceeds go to charity. Buy from the Monkey Music online shop THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

About ‘The Day is Here!’

Monkey Music, the UK’s premium music group for pre-school children, originally recorded ‘The Day is Here!’ – which tells the story of a race – with children aged 7, 8 and 9 but, across the country, far younger children (including babies from as young as 3 months old) are now joining in, at Monkey Music classes, at school and at home.

Angie Coates, Founder of Monkey Music explains;

“We recorded ‘The Day is Here!’ as a single to support Nordoff Robbins so in the run up we asked all our Monkey Music classes to learn it. The response has been amazing, not only have our 10,000 Monkey Music children joined in, their parents, families, friends – and now even Simon Pegg! – are helping to promote the song and the great cause!”

By selling the ‘The Day is Here’ online and giving ALL proceeds to charity, Monkey Music aims to raise much needed funds for music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins.

Nordoff Robbins is a national specialist music charity, delivering 50,000 music therapy sessions a year to a broad range of people in schools, hospitals and care homes across the UK. Their qualified music therapists specifically help people with a range of challenges including autism, dementia, mental health problems, stroke, brain injury, learning difficulties, depression and in some cases clients have threatening or terminal illness, such as cancer.

Angie Coates, Founder of Monkey Music, continues;

“Both Monkey Music and Nordoff Robbins offer children fresh opportunities and life changing experiences through music. We believe that by working together we can raise awareness of the benefits of music for everyone. It’s lovely to use 2012 and the summer of sport to engage the very youngest of children in the excitement of sport and the joy of music.”

Jo Carter, Director of Fundraising & Communications Nordoff Robbins said:

“We are delighted to be working with Monkey Music, to be sharing our mutual belief in the power of music and to help raise funds to continue transforming the lives of vulnerable children and adults across the UK. As a charity we rely entirely on voluntary donations, so the Monkey Music song released this summer is a great way to raise funds and awareness.”

Monkey Music would like to thank some special people who have made this project possible. Firstly, the very talented children who sing our song so beautifully;

Steffan Wayne (aged 9), Lily Ellis (aged 9), Melody Weston Shaw (aged 9), Zara Kourani (aged 9), Sophia Leete (aged 7) and Melody Higginbotham (aged 8)

And, a big thank you to the companies who’ve given so generously their expert support and services for the project :
Stevens and Bolton LLP.
Mundays LLP Solicitors.
Printwell ltd. 
Sweetapple Marketing.
Indos Computer Services.  
Sound Performance.

Thank you all. We couldn’t have sung it without you!

1 comment:

  1. "If you haven't any charity in your heart you have the worst kind of heart trouble" to cure it
    Help people, let's unite for one good cause, be a volunteer"save live"!