Search

Musical fun for children at Richard House hospice

12:26 29 April 2014

Saam and Abdurrahman Amerat create music

Saam and Abdurrahman Amerat create music

Archant

Children at a Beckton hospice helped to record a song about their experiences.

Families create the artwork for the coverFamilies create the artwork for the cover

They were joined by their families and volunteers at Richard House Children’s Hospice to sing and play piano and percussion instruments.

The song, called ‘Living for Today’, was written using feedback from families who use the hospice and two verses were created by children on the day.

Anita Vaz, music therapist at Richard House Children’s Hospice, said: “The day was not only enjoyable, but it gave each member of the family the opportunity to join in a shared activity together.

“There are so many things that families are unable to do together, as many children and young adults have complex health needs, and the day allowed them to simply enjoy being a family.”

In addition to recording the single, a CD cover was created and a video will be made in the coming weeks.

Read more:

Children and families enjoy Easter fun at Beckton hospice

Latest News Stories

12:13
Ten passengers had to be taken to hospital after a bus crashed into a tree at Manor Park station

Ten people had to be taken to hospital on Saturday after a bus crashed into a tree.

Newham police
09:30
Here East

The legacy of the Olympics is often thought of as world-class competitions and grass-roots sports participation.

Elizabeth Olympic Park
07:00
Rose Kimmins (Left) with her colleagues

Activity co-ordinator Rose Kimmins loves her job.

Canning Town
Yesterday, 16:00
Fire crews rescuing a horse (picture: London Fire Brigade)

If you see an animal in danger, call the RSPCA rather than 999.

London Fire Brigade

Most read news

Competitions

Shop till you drop!

Home to top name brands at great prices, TK Maxx is more like a treasure hunt than a shop. Perfect for grabbing a bargain or some hidden gems, you arm yourself with a trolley and go wild.

Read more
Scones, jam and a cup of Earl Grey anyone?

Luxury boutique hotel Flemings Mayfair has recently launched The Drawing Room, London’s most stylish location for afternoon tea.

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder