Eric The Duck Wittfest Charity Music Festival
The Plough, Long Wittenham
Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July 2012



This year our two selected charities are Soundabout and Footsteps Foundation. You can visit their websites by clicking on their logos in the Charities column but here's a brief summary of the excellent work both charities undertake.


"Soundabout was launched in 1995 in Oxford with the aim of empowering school staff working with children and young people with special needs to make music interactively with their pupils with severe and complex disabilities. The enthusiastic response to this project by both pupils and school staff suggested that a permanent staff training programme would be welcomed in schools across the UK. In December 1997 Soundabout was officially founded as an independent charity.

Since then, Soundabout has blossomed and is now a national charity that has pioneered the use of music, sound and movement to give even the most disabled children and adults a voice, a way to express themselves and be listened to."

There are thousands of children and young adults with neurological disorders across the UK. For many of them, the NHS is unable to provide the intensity of physiotherapy that is required. The Footsteps Foundation provides patients and their families with the financial assistance to be able to take part in the Footsteps Centre’s innovative rehabilitation programme, designed by specialised physiotherapists to include physiotherapy, therapeutic exercises and specialised equipment, to help patients achieve their full potential.
The Footsteps Foundation


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3 day weather forecast
Tuesday: Partly Cloudy, Minimum Temperature: 3C (37F)
Wednesday: Light Cloud, Maximum Temperature: 10C (50F) Minimum Temperature: 1C (34F)
Thursday: Light Rain, Maximum Temperature: 10C (50F) Minimum Temperature: 5C (41F)

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