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Appeal for guitars was an 'instrument-al' success

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Charity, News on 17th December, 2019

Recently, Art Therapists at The Briars in Exeter put out a request for the donation of guitars for people who use their service when receiving therapy. The Arts Therapy Team at The Briars provides music, art and drama therapy to adults with and without learning disabilities.

Guitars are used therapeutically to write songs and express how a person is feeling, in a more direct way than words alone could achieve.

The service was overwhelmed by the generosity of colleagues in the organisation and beyond.

Henry Dunn, Music Psychotherapist said: "Dave Sumner, of charity Guitar Aid, gave us four guitars, and a whole load of SpongeBob Square Pants Flying V ukuleles! The latter have been gratefully received by CAMHS, and one of the guitars will be used by Music Therapist Nicole Wakeling, at Langdon.

Colleagues including Davina Macdougall, Andrea Wood and Jonathan Martin kindly donated. These donations will be an incredible benefit to our service and the wellbeing of our clients. Thank you so much to everyone involved, it is greatly appreciated”.

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