Stafford based music charity Make Some Noise is just one of the local charities a donation to Children in Need helps. Make Some Noise musicians popped in to our offices for some cake and a cuppa to celebrate and thank Children in Need for their support.

Make Some Noise believe that music is a catalyst for positive change.  Since 2001, through its innovative programme of music making activities aimed at building confidence and self-esteem, Make Some Noise has helped over 35,000 children and young people across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent,  many of whom experience challenging issues or are from deprived areas.

Children in Need funding will enable Make Some Noise to continue to deliver a series of inspiring projects working with children and young people who are looked after, fostered, adopted and in care homes.

An example of where Children in Need have helped is with a project which saw Make Some Noise’s professional musicians work alongside a Tamworth group of young people with mental health issues in 2013.  The workshop helped to not only increase self-esteem and friendship among the group but helped them gain skills such as writing and composing music resulting in an original song entitled `Blossom like a Flower’ which can be heard on SoundCloud here https://soundcloud.com/makesomenoisewm/make-some-noise-like-a-flower

Tim Sharp, CEO for Make Some Noise said: “We are extremely grateful for the £60,000 grant from Children in Need to develop this work for another 3 years. Looked after Children are disadvantaged by a multitude of factors and experience poorer outcomes than others in their age group; we are pleased to be working with more groups within our area. This new project aims to provide further opportunities for looked after children to use music as a vehicle to express themselves in a positive way, sharing their experiences and opinions to help improve not only their own well-being and learning but that of their peers.”

Make Some Noise would love to hear from any groups who may be interested to work with or support them in some way.  Please visit: www.make-some-noise.com or email: info@make-some-noise.com