National Concert Hall hosts Children’s Music Programme

The Community Foundation for Ireland has decided to support a three year music programme for kids in three Children’s Hospitals to the tune of €60,000.

The programme, entitled ‘Kid’s Classics’ which began in January 2011, sees three National Concert Hall musicians provide interactive music workshops on a monthly basis in Our Lady’s Children Hospital, Crumlin, Children’s University Hospital Temple Street and the National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght.

The musicians – Gráinne Hope (cello), Joe Csibi (double-bass) and Julie Mazel (flute) – will undertake the music workshops in wards and tuition rooms in the three hospitals for the duration of the programme.

“We at The Community Foundation are delighted to be able to commit to funding ‘Kids Classics’ for the next three years. This grant is being made on behalf of one of our anonymous family funds. This Dublin family had direct experience of spending a lot of time in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin and they wanted to put something back, providing positive experiences for sick children,”

said Community Foundation for Ireland Chief Executive Tina Roche.

‘Kid’s Classics’ was first piloted in 2008 and found to be of benefit to the children.

The Community Foundation for Ireland is a philanthropic organisation assisting donors with their giving and supporting charities and community groups through grant making. Established in 2000, The Foundation has made grants of almost €10 million on behalf of donors, mostly in Ireland. The Foundation now manages over 50 funds established by individuals, families and businesses.

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