Trainee doctors swap instruments and play for Lost Chord

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Trainee doctors swap instruments and play for Lost Chord

UNIVERSITY of Sheffield trainee doctors swapped medical instruments for musical instruments as they raised more than £2,000 for leading South Yorkshire dementia charity Lost Chord.

Members of the University Medics’ Orchestra presented two concerts in support of the charity that provides vital interactive musical experiences for people living with dementia in care homes and day centres across the region and nationally.

And together the Christmas Concert at the University’s Firth Hall and a Spring performance at St Mark’s Church in Broomhill raised a final total of £2,341.93.

“As a charity doing so much work in the field of dementia care, we could really see the synergy between young trainee medics and the work we do using music to help transform the lives of people with dementia,” said Lost Chord Chief Executive Helena Muller.

“Therefore we were delighted that the Medics’ Orchestra decided to support us with these two fantastic events.

“The money raised means that three homes in South Yorkshire can be assured of a session every single month by our professional musicians for another year to come, impacting on the lives of more than 600 people with dementia.

“And those events really make a huge impact on the lives of the people who attend.”

To find out more about the work of Lost Chord and how to get involved as a musician or as a volunteer or fundraiser please call the Lost Chord office: 01709 811160. Alternatively, please don’t hesitate to message us with your details.

Picture shows (left to right) Thomas Oulton, Ruth Johnson, Helena Muller and Maria Callaby