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20th April 2017

Plymouth Music Zone has begun a pioneering new partnership with St Luke's Hospice in Plymouth to join forces to help local people coping with bereavement. It's the first time the two charities have worked together to deliver music sessions at the hospice. The aim of the "In the Zone" music sessions is to provide opportunities for anyone who has lost a loved one to meet others in a similar situation as well as make friends and make music together.

Plymouth Music Zone’s Executive Director, Debbie Geraghty says:
"We're very moved at Plymouth Music Zone to finally have the chance to join up with St Luke's to offer this additional support to people in the city facing bereavement. Music can often offer much needed solace during challenging times and give a sense of hope when it's needed most. We look forward to developing this innovative community partnership further to bring musical respite and improved wellbeing to as many people as possible."

Plymouth Music Zone uses music to reduce loneliness and social isolation, bringing people together and helping them express themselves through creative music and singing sessions. The charity already works with over 100 partner organisations in the city in special schools, residential homes, dementia care units and a domestic refuge and many other community settings and is known for the work it does in improving the health and wellbeing of people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. 

St Luke’s Hopsice offers specialist end of life care and has long been aware of the ongoing support that many people need when they are bereaved. They hope these new sessions will reach more people at any time they feel support is needed. They welcome anybody who would like to get involved and express themselves through music.

The Chief Executive of St Luke's Hospice, Steve Statham says:
“Bereavement support is an important aspect of the care we provide here at St Luke’s. We hope that those who are going through a bereavement will come along to the sessions and be able to meet and socialise with like-minded people who are going through the same experience.”

Sessions will be held every fortnight and start on Wednesday 19th April from 11am to 1pm at St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth, Stamford Road, Turnchapel, Plymouth PL9 9XA. A cafe is provided on site selling refreshments and lunches.

Please contact Jutta Widlake on 01752 964200 or email for further information and to register interest.

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