Make some noise for Army families and young children

We are delighted to award a £15,000 grant to the charity Make Some Noise Ltd, to fund its Upbeat music making project for Army service families.

Make Some Noise, based in Staffordshire, has worked with service families and children through local welfare offices for over eight years. Since 2016, the charity has delivered its creative Upbeat Families music making project with Army families at Stafford Barracks. The project allows parents/carers and pre-school age children to enjoy free fun sessions of singing and making music to promote the children’s social development and wellbeing. Our grant will go towards 44 weekly music making sessions and fun days for 200 families.

Tim Sharp, CEO Make Some Noise, said:

Families were thrilled when we informed them that we will not be stopping Upbeat in Stafford thanks to this funding. Parents commented to me on how vital Upbeat is and how music, singing and movement has developed their children. Some added they have been coming to Upbeat for years and how it’s an important part of their routine so that they can improve their well-being, get out of a cold house, feel less lonely by meeting other parents in their community.”

Brigadier (Ret’d) Peter Monteith, Chief Operating Officer ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, added:

Our charity funds a range of charities supporting the wellbeing of young children in Army families who are often separated, usually because a parent is on operational service. We are proud to make this donation to Make Some Noise’s award-winning work with service families in the West Midlands.

Read more about Make Some Noise on its website.

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