Casio donates keyboards to music therapy charity2:15, 24th March 2020
Casio Music UK has donated a selection of its keyboards to Nordoff Robbins, the largest independent music therapy charity in the UK
The donated keyboards, which include models from Casio’s PX, CTK, LK, XW and NZ series, will be used by music therapists at Nordoff Robbins who work with vulnerable and isolated people affected by life-limiting illness or disability.
Casio says that giving back to the community is at the heart of its company values and it prides itself on making music accessible to all. Research showing the positive impacts of musical experiences on mental health and wellbeing was another motivation for the company to join forces with Nordoff Robbins.
Neil Evans, head of Casio EMI, commented: ‘Nordoff Robbins’ work is truly inspiring and we’re delighted to be able to help champion the positive impact of music therapy for people who need it the most – those affected by life-limiting illness or conditions. We look forward to further supporting Nordoff Robbins in the years to come.’
Hannah Sheedy, director of fundraising at Nordoff Robbins, added: ‘We are so grateful for the generosity of our friends at Casio. As a charity, we receive no direct government funding, so by equipping us with these tools we are able to do our best work – and that is a huge gift for us. These keyboards will help us share the power of music throughout our communities.’
Note: Nordoff Robbins’ music therapy services are currently suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.