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Abingdon Music Centre given donation by Pye Homes

By TBM Team
5 December 2021

Abingdon Music Centre has been given a £2,000 donation from developers Pye Homes. The Centre, which is based at Larkmead School, received the money following an appeal by the Kidlington-based firm to nominate a local good cause as part of its development of the new Church Farm community in Radley.

Over the summer people were asked to suggest groups, individuals or organisations they believed deserved to be recognised for their positive impact on local communities.

The Abingdon Music Centre was established over 40 years ago to give the people of Abingdon opportunities to make music, whatever their age or experience.

It runs baby and pre-school music classes, recorder and musicianship, guitar and music-making classes for school-age children, and a community choir, ladies’ choirs, orchestra and various instrumental groups for adults.

Helen Eccleston, Director of Abingdon Music Centre, said:

“The donation will specifically go towards our ‘Singing for Pleasure’ group. It is a drop-in choir whose members are mainly 60+. There is a lot of research about the physical and mental health benefits of group singing and this group is designed to give members an opportunity to have fun singing together as well as interacting with other people."