A heartfelt wish, dear reader, that you are healthy and safe.
The words “Merry” and “Happy” will be difficult for many people to use right now. If you can, we hope you’re able to enjoy Christmas and will be able to rest, recharge and do things you love over the festive season. And we wish you a fulfilling, healthy and happy 2021.
It’s been tough this year for everyone, and even harder for many folk. We are grateful for many things, including that we have been able to continue working, so this year the social enterprises and charities we’re supporting in December are:
- Musica CIC, a social enterprise which uses music to boost the quality of life for people living with dementia. On average a person living with dementia in a care home receives just two minutes a day of social interaction. Musica works with caregivers, enabling them to create meaningful and participative music-making activities, which have a positive effect on residents’ wellbeing.
- Roundabout Homeless Charity, working to end youth homelessness in Sheffield.
- Together for Mental Wellbeing, which provides individually-tailored support to thousands of people experiencing mental health problems.
- And Food Works Sheffield, a social enterprise ensuring healthy and sustainable food is accessible everywhere in Sheffield.
They’re exceptional organisations; if you’re looking out for anyone to support they’re worth thinking of.
Through 2020 we’ve appreciated exchanging ideas with Your Music Teaching Success community. It’s been a pleasure and a privilege. Thank-you and we hope you have a fine, fun, relaxing, restful, healthy and happy Christmas and New Year.
Claire and Jamie.