Universal Music has chosen Nordoff Robbins as their 2015/16 staff charity partner in support of the music therapy charity’s 40th birthday celebrations.

Both organisations have enjoyed a long standing relationship over the years, thanks to the mutual belief and understanding that music has the power to change lives.

Janie Orr, Chief Executive, EMI Music Sound Foundation and head of the Universal Music charity office said: “Over the years, Universal has enjoyed a special relationship with Nordoff Robbins. Music drives everything that both organisations do and the charity holds a special place in our heart – as is the case across the music industry. We are proud that our staff have chosen to support this wonderful charity during their 40th birthday year and look forward to an exciting, music-filled year ahead.”

Staff will be supporting Nordoff Robbins’ work transforming the lives of vulnerable people through music therapy by fundraising and giving up their time through a series of initiatives during the charity’s 40th birthday year. In fact, teams across the company have already raised over £850 through a staff quiz and ‘UMG Sing!’ choir lunchtime performances. Nordoff Robbins take over from Great Ormond Street Hospital as Universal Music’s staff charity for the coming year.

“We are proud and excited to be working closely with Universal Music during our birthday year. It’s fantastic to have the opportunity to share our life-transforming work with even more people who love music and want to reach out and help bring its life-transforming power to those who really need our help,” said Jo Carter, Director of Fundraising and Communications, Nordoff Robbins. “We’re ready to support staff every step of the way and here’s to an inspiring and mutually beneficial year for all involved!”

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