In Memory

The Plymouth Music Zone team has been deeply moved on previous occasions when approached by families of loved ones who had a special passion for music and wished to make a donation to keep their memory alive. For many charities this kind of fundraising is one of the most touching type of gifts to receive. At Plymouth Music Zone we always strive to do our utmost to use the donation in a way that really honours the spirit of the person concerned.

There are a number of ways you could donate in memory but please don't hesitate to call our Executive Director, Debbie Geraghty, on 01752 213690 if you need any more help in addition to the following information...


We can send you special donation envelopes to collect donations. You can use these to collect at the funeral or memorial service if you wish.

Your family and friends can also donate using any of the methods below:



This is via our Virgin money giving page that allows debit and credit card or paypal donations: 





Please make payable to Plymouth Music Zone Ltd and post to:

Plymouth Music Zone

Raglan Road



PL1 4NQ 

We would be happy to liaise with your funeral director or memorial service provider so we can arrange to have Plymouth Music Zone envelopes at the service if you prefer. Let us know if you need collection envelopes by calling us on 01752 213690.


At Plymouth Music Zone, we work with many children and adults with life-limiting illnesses and often experience the loss of a participant who we've been lucky to have worked with for many years. We never forget them or those that loved ones ask us to remember...


LEIGH CASTLE (pictured on the right of the photo)

Leigh Castle

The PMZ team were so very sad to hear of the passing of Leigh Castle, one of our much loved former participants for many years. Leigh first became involved with us through the music sessions we delivered for SCOPE. He loved music but also played a major part in supporting PMZ to help secure the funding for our multi-sensory music studio that has since helped hundreds of disabled children enjoy music, some for the first time. Leigh spent many years at Plymouth Music Zone taking part in a whole variety of projects and volunteering with us to pass on his love of music to others. Leigh was known for his extraordinary kindness to others regardless of how fragile his own health was. His mother Myra called to say PMZ had been the best part of his life and found it difficult to be without it when his health was failing. Leigh was so well known not just for his pink and purple motorbike but for his love of rock music. Neil Young's Harvest moon was a fitting tribute played at his service for a man whose light shone brightly. We were all deeply honoured to have known his gentle heart.



Murt was a well-known and much loved character and guitarist in the local Plymouth music scene. His family asked people to donate to PMZ instead of giving flowers for his funeral service. A year after his death there was also a further collection in the local pub to mark his anniversary.

PMZ decided to buy two guitars with the funds to make sure Murt could be back on stage in spirit. Young teenagers from Plymouth (see photo on left) got the chance to play the guitars at the Pavilions with the 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra performing in front of school children from across the South West. They said it was the best thing they had ever done and something they would never ever forget...  


90 year old Vera Sambles, one of PMZ's oldest and much loved participants was well known for her rendition of "It's a Wonderful World" captured on video by music leader Simon Hackworthy at one of their weekly singing sessions at Frank Cowl House in Devonport. Simon remembers the stories she would tell about the Blitz and all the warm enthusiasm and sense of humour she brought to the music sessions. "I wish I'd taken a video to record all her stories, because they should never be forgotten. But it's great we have a copy of her singing because you can tell a mile away what a wonderful heart she had. Our thoughts go out to all the other ladies at Frank Cowl House and to Vera's daughter Paula Bright and all the family. And here's Vera singing (Vera is the one wearing the peach shirt)...


At the time of his death, Nick’s family donated money to Plymouth Music Zone to ensure other young people had the chances they deserve through music.

Nick Thomas was an aspiring rapper and DJ but died from an undiagnosed heart condition called SADS (Sudden Adult Death Syndrome). The 'PMZ Nick Thomas Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement' was created to commemorate Nick and mark the achievements of talented young people who have overcome difficulties to use their music to help themselves and others. 

For more information about the award click here. 


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