Keech Hospice Care

Keech Hospice Care

During May 2018 we visited, a hospice in Bedfordshire which cares for children in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes during palliative care at the hospice, in hospital or at home.

During the Financial Year 2016/2017, Keech helped 317 children across these 3 areas. 13 of these children were from St Albans, where our Foundation is based. 

We donated £2000 for music therapy and we met Nathan their Music Therapist and we saw the wonderful provision that Keech offers. 

Music therapy is on a one to one basis, during a few sessions and work towards the following outcomes:

Increased self esteem and confidence – the music offers a medium of expression of thoughts and feelings

Reduced sense of isolation – sessions are child centred so the child has full ownership of the time and space  

Improved communication – the area of biggest improvement; verbal and non-verbal children are empowered to ‘voice’ their fears and concerns