ASM Global Partners With UK Music Therapy Charity Nordoff And Robbins

ASM Global team take part in music therapy workshop with Nordoff And Robbins
The ASM Global team taking part in a Nordoff and Robbins workshop.

ASM Global announced a three-year partnership with Nordoff and Robbins, the UK’s largest music therapy charity, during ILMC in London, Feb. 28.

With more than 60 years of practice, Nordoff and Robbins’ trained music therapists use the power of music to break through the barriers caused by life-limiting illness, disability and social isolation, creating space for people to express themselves and find connection in society.​ Success stories include adults with dementia reconnecting with family, to children/ with autism finding their voice.

Nordoff and Robbins, by its own admission, reaches thousands of people annually through their bases across the UK, and by working in partnership with organizations including care homes, schools and hospitals.

The partnership will roll out across ASM Global’s UK venues, including AO Arena (Manchester), first direct Arena (Leeds), Utilita Arena Newcastle, Olympia London, OVO Arena Wembley (London), York Barbican, Bonus Arena (Hull), and more.

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Chris Bray ASM Global and Sandra Schembri Nordoff and Robbins
Chris Bray (ASM Global) and Sandra Schembri (Nordoff and Robbins) announcing the partnership at ILMC in London.

Visitors and venue teams “will be engaged in driving fundraising initiatives and activations as well as in opportunities to educate themselves,” according to a press release announcing the partnership.

It continues, “With a shared mission to make music therapy accessible to those who need it most, ASM Global and Nordoff and Robbins will join forces to raise vital funds to expand the charity’s services to more children and adults across the UK, and protect current and future funding for music therapy delivery, education and research.”

The partnership is supported by ASM Global’s corporate social responsibility platform, ASM Global Acts, which launched in October 2021.

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Chris Bray, EVP of Europe at ASM Global commented, “We have always admired the exceptional work of Nordoff and Robbins. As a live entertainment experiences business, we are committed to making music accessible and through this new partnership we have the opportunity to work alongside a leading, ground-breaking charity to deliver just that. On behalf of all at ASM Global, we are very much looking forward to getting started in what we hope to be a long and successful partnership with Nordoff and Robbins, bringing music therapy and all of its life-changing benefits to people around the UK who need it the most.”

Sandra Schembri, CEO, Nordoff and Robbins, added, “We are truly delighted and grateful to be partnering with ASM Global for the next three years. Having the support of their network of amazing venue teams to help amplify Nordoff and Robbins’ mission to millions of visitors nationwide, will be an enormous boost to our fundraising activity. We look forward to working with ASM Global on a whole host of exciting initiatives and activations throughout this extensive partnership, with all money raised going directly towards making music therapy accessible to even more people across society.”

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