Charity quiz night aids Music Therapy Appeal

Published: 11 October 2007 at 12:12

Organisers urge beginners and quiz buffs to turn up and take part

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Anglia Ruskin University is hosting a quiz night on Friday 26 October at the Rivermead Restaurant, Rivermead campus to help raise money for its ongoing Music Therapy Appeal.

The event, staged in conjunction with the Rivermead Rotary Breakfast Club, will start at 7.30 pm and is open to all who want to take part.  An admission fee of £5 per person will secure a place in the quiz which is offering up a range of prizes.

Money raised from the evening will go towards the Music Therapy Appeal which was established in 1998.  Music Therapy is used to help people suffering from a range of conditions to interact and communicate without words. People who are helped to break through their ‘walls of silence’ include those with autism, learning difficulties, dementia, physical disability, schizophrenia and depression.

Appeal Co-Ordinator Sue Jacobs explained:

“Music therapy is for people in all sectors of society from young children to the elderly. It also makes a key contribution to patient care to those suffering as a result of terminal illness, neurological damage, post-traumatic stress disorders and many other conditions.”

“There are still far too few Music Therapists for the many thousands who would benefit from this treatment and this is why we need to keep driving the campaign.  We need to fund training and special equipment and that is why we depend on events like this special quiz night.”

“Our message to everyone is please come and join in the fun and help us to raise some money.”

For further information, or to book tickets, please call Ollie Salman on 0845 196 4715 or email o.salman@anglia.ac.uk