Otakar Kraus Music Trust

We rely on fundraising and donations to carry out our work and you can help us make a difference. The need for our work is greater than ever as many marginalised people’s well-being has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Children and young people with disabilities are often excluded from activities, and we need help to continue our OK Music Club at Skylarks Charity, our online ukulele groups, OK Youth Choir and OK Music School, where they can flourish through music.  Some of the most isolated people in our  community – elderly people with dementia and people with neurological difficulties, such as stroke or MS – are in desperate need of social contact and online or face-to-face music therapy can help them express themselves and gain confidence.

The need also remains great for many others with disabilities, illness or additional needs. Children aged 2-5 have emotional issues, due to a lack of socialisation during lockdown, and we need funding to run parent/toddler music therapy groups at Children’s Centres in the Borough of Richmond,  to help improve parent/child bonding.

We also hope to work with adults with learning disabilities, who experienced an increase in isolation and anxiety, and with the Wild Mind Project to provide outdoor nature and music therapy workshops for young people with mental health issues – where there has been an increase of 50% since 2020, with services struggling to help them. Music can lift mood, and help people to express difficult feelings and bond with others.

We desperately need help to reach so many people, when fundraising has become more difficult. Please help us to make a difference by making a donation. Every donation, large or small, will be used to help excluded people to flourish through music. Thank you very much!

WHY NOT BECOME A FRIEND OF OKMT

Become a  ‘Friend of OKMT’  by making a regular donation, which helps us to plan ahead and make a real difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable and isolated children and adults in our community. To join:

  1. Set up a Direct Debit of a suggested £10 per month or
  2. Make an annual donation of a suggested £100.
  • We will keep you up-to-date with how your money has been spent
  • You will receive invitations to OKMT concerts and special events
  • With your consent, we will list your name to thank you on our website.
  • You will receive a Friends of OKMT keyring!

Thank you!

BECOME A FRIEND OF OKMT

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individual and group sessions provided

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Children and Young people with disabilities learning to play an instrument

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