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Local music club needs more funding to continue for Solihull families.

A SOLIHULL family are crossing their fingers that extra funding can be found to support a music club for children with special needs.

A SOLIHULL family are crossing their fingers that extra funding can be found to support a music club for children with special needs.

The MAC in Birmingham played host to All Together Now, a music club for children with special educational needs (SEN) and their families, for the final time last Sunday.

The monthly sessions have come to an end unless music charity Live Music Now can find more funding to continue the programme.

The scheme gives children and their families the chance to enjoy live music in an environment where they can feel comfortable.

Seven-year-old Esme Tucker, from Solihull, has been attending the sessions after recent cochlear ear implants have allowed her to hear music for the first time.

Esme’s mum Emma said: “We’ve met so many families through All Together Now and the children have just loved being able to play with each other.

“It will be a shame for the children to lose contact with the friends that they have made at the sessions.”

The scheme was funded by a National Lottery Grant awarded to musical charity, Live Music Now, as well as grants from Baron Davenport’s Charity and the Grantham Yorke Trust. It has been running for over 30 years.

A spokesperson for Live Music Now added: “Live Music Now has been bringing the joy and inspiration of live music to thousands of people who would otherwise have limited access. However unless the funding is renewed, the All Together Now sessions will be unable to continue.”

 

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