The work of South Yorkshire dementia charity Lost Chord is going nationwide… thanks to the Big Lottery Fund.
Lost Chord, the organisation which provides music sessions for people with dementia in care homes and day centres across the region, is one of just four charities across the country to be featured in the Big Lottery Fund’s new promotional campaign.
Every year, BIG gives out millions of pounds from the National Lottery to good causes.
Its money goes to community groups and projects that improve health, education and the environment – and Lost Chord has received funding to help continue its programme of musical events for more than a decade.
Now an image of Lost Chord musician Clare Langan, volunteer Margaret Pemberton and resident Harold Shaw at the Athorpe Lodge Care Home in Dinnington has been selected for the 2014 national campaign highlighting BIG’s work.
“To be one of just four charities selected out of the whole country is an enormous accolade for us,” said Lost Chord chief executive Helena Muller.
“The Big Lottery Fund has played a major role in helping us and by being part of this new publicity campaign it feels we are now able to give them something back.
“And being part of a project at this level means more people than ever before will have the opportunity to discover how important the work of Lost Chord is.
“Once you have seen the impact music can have in unlocking memories and emotions, you can have no doubt at all about the value of the work our team of professional musicians is doing.”