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Worcester Music Festival, an annual event hosted in 20 different venues across Worcester’s thriving city centre, has announced it will support local charity, The Myriad Centre, at this year’s event, taking place Friday 15th – Sunday 17th September.

Each year, the festival’s committee have the highly challenging task of choosing from several nominations, but The Myriad Centre’s work for the local area struck a chord with the team.

The Myriad Centre provides a lifeline for families in Worcestershire, delivering specialist care for young people with serious disabilities and an emotional lifeline for their families. The centre has been providing respite care since 2007, bringing joy to the lives of young people while offering peace of mind to family members as they take time out from the enormous responsibility of being a full-time carer.

Cheryl Johnson, Fundraising Development Manager at The Myriad Centre, comments:

“We are delighted to have been chosen as Worcester Music Festival’s charity for 2023. We are a small local charity, which has a big, positive impact on people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and their families and carers. We are here to help the young people we support make the most of every day through a wide range of fun, fulfilling activities, including music and art therapy. 

“It’s an exciting time for the charity – this summer, we are planning to rebuild our current day centre so we can care for more people with PMLD, who are amongst the most disadvantaged in our community. This partnership will help us raise much-needed funds and help spread the word about what we do to hundreds of festival goers, and we are looking forward to being part of this fantastic community event for Worcester.”

Ant Robbins, Director at Worcester Music Festival, added:

“Every year, the festival strives to support our local communities where they need it most, so we’re delighted to support The Myriad Centre this year.

“To help us make the biggest impact possible, we’re calling for artists and musicians spanning every genre to perform at the festival. Every year we welcome hundreds of talented musicians who donate their time to champion and support the good causes that provide lifelines for the local area.”

Musicians can apply to play at the charity festival via an online application form on their website. The volunteer team of promoters then have the tough job of handpicking a line-up, creating an authentic billing that always draws large crowds of fans and passers-by.

The three-day annual festival has established itself as a must-see event, drawing in music lovers across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and beyond. In 2022, over 200 performances took place in some of Worcester’s most established live music venues, a tattoo studio, a barber shop, and the city’s art gallery and museum.

To find out more about The Myriad Centre, please visit their website.

You can find out more about Worcester Music Festival and to apply to play, by visiting their website.

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