Music in Hospitals & Care is a small charity, established in 1948 with a mission to improve the quality of life for adults and children suffering from illness or a disability by delivering uplifting, engaging and therapeutic live music performances to venues in the healthcare sector.

We’re so excited to be a part of this year’s Giving Tuesday campaign, and to celebrate we’re hosting a pub quiz at the Watermans Arms in Hersham on the 28th November! With prizes for the winning team, it’s going to be a great evening, so get your quiz hats on! All proceeds will go to Music in Hospitals & Care to help us continue delivering our uplifting live music performances

“Live music is so valuable in supporting and improving people’s mental health. The joy it can bring even for a short moment in an otherwise difficult day is really valuable for us”

Research shows that live music can greatly improve the quality of life of those living in healthcare settings. Our high-quality live music sessions, performed by professional musicians, bring people together, allowing those being cared for to engage in a group activity with staff and loved ones, creating an uplifting, joyous atmosphere in what can often be fairly distressing environments.

“We don’t want this to stop. [Music] provides so much comfort for the children, and the parents. It brings a calming atmosphere to the ward”

Every year, we organise around 4,500 concerts in healthcare venues across the UK. But our work does not stop here. People living in care settings really benefit from repeated visits from our musicians as this allows a relationship to be formed between musician and patient and also gives those receiving care and treatment a regular event to look forward to! Music brings the person out of the patient, and we want to achieve this in as many healthcare venues as possible.

“I wish you could have been here to see the faces of our residents during the concert- enjoyment, happiness, contentment, appreciation, engagement, delight – I could go on! The standard of the musicians we have had is outstanding…and our residents love them – we cannot thank you enough!”