The ACMF supports Music Therapy in Sydney Children’s Hospital
The Australian Children’s Music Foundation supports the Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick – by making sure Music Therapist Monica Lee can bring the magic of song through the hospital halls.
This Monday December 3rd, ACMF staff were at the hospital to celebrate The Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation’s ’12 Days of Christmas’ festivities – which will involve 12 consecutive days of various fun activities for the children and their families to enjoy this season.
After a speech by the Hospital’s CEO Nicola Stokes, Music Therapist Monica Lee and her musical friends started the morning off, entertaining patients and guests with all of the classic Christmas carols, followed by the ceremonious “switching on” of the foyer Christmas tree lights by an adorable child patient named Alex, who recently underwent surgery.
The Christmas carols and musical entertainment brought the hospital’s foyer area to life, enlivening children and adults alike, as they held candles while singing and dancing along.
The Australian Children’s Music Foundation strongly believes that all children should have access to the life-changing power of music, no matter their background or condition. The ACMF hope to continually support the mission of spreading music wherever it’s needed most, and contributing to the hope, joy, mental, and emotional wellbeing of all children.
The ACMF also provide free long term music education programs within disadvantages schools and Juvenile Justice Centres across Australia.