Area: Renfrewshire

St Vincent’s Hospice is appealing for members of the public to donate their old instruments to support its music therapy project.

The Renfrewshire hospice is working with Nordoff Robbins Scotland to help support people and their families affected by life limiting conditions.

Items being sought for the project include:

  • acoustic guitars
  • drums
  • tambourines
  • keyboards
  • other percussion instruments.

Laura Burns, from Nordoff Robbins Scotland, said: “We are delighted to be working with St Vincent’s Hospice on this pilot programme to bring music therapy into their care. Music has a universal power to reach us all, and our therapy uses elements of music to break down barriers of illness, or disability, and builds bridges to help with self-expression and social contact.”

Director of care for St Vincent’s Hospice, Brona McGee, said: “Music therapy offers a unique opportunity to express yourself, try your hand at something new or maybe get back to something which you haven’t done in years. We are very excited about the possibilities this will offer us in supporting patients and families."

If you have an old instrument sitting around gathering dust, please drop it into the hospice - or give St Vincent's a call on 01505 705 635.