Fairbeats Music

Fairbeats Holiday Music - Refugee Action Kingston

To provide three x 3-day holiday music clubs for children at Refugee Action Kingston. The children face profound challenges including destitution, homelessness and depression. Music gives them an escape, a way to express themselves without language barriers, and an opportunity to make friends.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 15 May 2017 to 5:00 PM, 19 May 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1159133)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Amount raised

£4,153

Donations

44

    Categories

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage

    Helping

Location

Situation

Through consultation with families at Refugee Action Kingston we know that around 95% of children have little or no access to music opportunities and barriers and challenges prevent them from accessing music provision. When they are enabled to make music in a safe and supportive environment children become happier and more confident. Fairbeats often experiences children with challenging behaviour finding that music is the activity that they can engage with, keeps them focused and calm.

Solution

Fairbeats Holiday Music provides children at Refugee Action Kingston with three opportunities during the course of one year to access music in an environment that meets their specific needs. The mother of a previous Fairbeats participant stated that "The flute makes him feel like he has something, something to grab hold of that keeps him going and makes him feel like he isn't wasting away. It makes him feel like he's worth something."

  • "The flute makes him feel like he has something, something to grab hold of that keeps him going and makes him feel like he isn't wasting away. It makes him feel like he's worth something."

    — Parent of Fairbeats child Leone

  • 'Confidence began with ukulele'

    — Mother of a Fairbeats! participant

  • Home is where it all begins in the home the heart is loved by shining down on everyone Home is where it all begins

    — Song lyrics written by Refugee Action Kingston participants on previous Fairbeats! course

  • Home is where it all begins in the home the heart is loved by shining down on everyone Home is where it all begins

    — Song lyrics written by Refugee Action Kingston participants on previous Fairbeats! course

  • 'Confidence began with ukulele'

    — Mother of a Fairbeats! participant

  • "The flute makes him feel like he has something, something to grab hold of that keeps him going and makes him feel like he isn't wasting away. It makes him feel like he's worth something."

    — Parent of Fairbeats child Leone