Nordoff Robbins, the UK’s leading music therapy charity, is set to be the key Charity Partner for the Heavy Music Awards 2019.

Having benefited from the HMAs in 2018, Nordoff Robbins have this year been chosen as the dedicated charity, signifying the beginning of a more collaborative approach between them and the HMAs, with additional announcements to follow which will further shine a light on the life-changing work carried out every day by Nordoff Robbins.

Nordoff Robbins’ Head of Partnerships Sandy Trappitt said, “We are thrilled to have been chosen as HMA19’s key charity partner. We were hugely appreciative of the support we received last year, and to now be working more closely with them to both promote our work and raise crucial funds to help us deliver our life-changing music therapy, is a massive step for us!

“We are very excited to start this journey, and together with HMA, help to bring the power of music to more people across the UK.”

HMAs co-founder Dave Bradley said, “We are excited and honoured to be partnering with the Nordoff Robbins team for HMA19 and playing our small part in telling the world about their vital and inspiring work.

“A huge part of the HMA philosophy centres on promoting heavy music as a force for positivity – and it means so much that the team at Nordoff Robbins not only recognise the importance of music as a force for good, but appreciate rock and metal as such profoundly affecting genres.

“We can’t wait to get started on rolling out our plans for 2019.”

Nordoff Robbins is dedicated to changing the lives of vulnerable and isolated people. They support thousands of people through their own centres and by working in partnership with a wide range of organisations including care homes, schools and hospitals.

In the hands of a trained practitioner, music therapy can be used to support people living with a wide range of needs. It can help a child with autism to communicate, unlock forgotten memories for those living with dementia or provide comfort for someone facing a terminal illness.

Their music therapists support people to develop their own ways of being musical in order to explore their potential and connect with the world around them. With a person-centred approach, their music therapists are trained to work flexibly in a range of settings with people of all ages, responding to their specific needs to evoke positive change.

You can find out more about Nordoff Robbins here.