Older musicians group gets grant

Community music group soundLINCS has received a £20,000 boost towards growing their New Tricks project.

New Tricks provides people over 50 years old of all musical abilities the chance to shape a new musical group around their passions. The project takes place across the county and the South Holland session is in Spalding at the South Holland Centre.

The £20,000 grant was awarded from the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Nikki-Kate Heyes MBE, soundLINCS CEO, said: “We’re delighted that the Postcode Community Trust have recognised the exciting work taking place with New Tricks and have given us this great opportunity to continue to build and develop the project. We are discovering an ever-growing and enthusiastic abundance of individuals wanting to make music through the project and want to provide as many people as possible across the County with quality innovative music-making opportunities over its lifetime.”

Nikki-Kate added: “We truly believe that it should be a right for all older adults to have access to music, be that as an audience member or as an active participant, at home, within a care home, in hospital, hospice or within the local community,  the opportunity to be creative or appreciate creativity should never be denied.

“Off the back of the success of the current sessions we hope to set up many more groups in the coming months and years to create a vibrant culture of enjoying, learning, playing, writing and sharing music with others.”

New Tricks at South Holland Centre is on every Monday this month at 10.30am.

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