Pink Rooster has received £5,000 to fund music and sound therapy sessions for people living with dementia, mental health and life limiting conditions in Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire. 

The donation was provided by the Santander Foundation, which offers Discovery Grants to UK registered charities for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities.

Pink Rooster provides music, creative arts, sound therapy and assistive technology to help reduce social isolation and improve health and wellbeing for people living with dementia and other mental health and life limiting conditions

The grant will enable the charity to deliver up to 15 interactive music and sound therapy sessions and to purchase additional musical instruments to enhance the experiences of those taking part in the music and therapy sessions.

David Maxwell at Pink Rooster said: “The grant will help to reduce social isolation for our beneficiaries and allow them to enjoy music activities which they can share with their carers and families. Our sound therapy will also provide one to one treatment to help reduce the effects of dementia such as stress, depression, aggression, anxiety as well as improve their overall health and wellbeing."

Roseanne Davies, Branch Director at Santander’s Kettering branch, said: “The Santander Foundation makes hundreds of donations every year to good causes throughout the UK. We are committed to playing a key part in the community and we are delighted to be supporting Pink Rooster, and hope the donation makes a real difference to local people."

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Leonora Burtenshaw at Santander        Tel020 7756 4543

About Pink Rooster 

Pink Rooster is a Northampton based charity that provides music, sound therapy, assistive technology and creative arts for people living with dementia, trauma, mental health issues and life limiting conditions. For more information please visit:

Santander Foundation
The Santander Foundation is at the heart of the Bank’s community activities, providing grants to small charities and social enterprises working with disadvantaged people to fund skills, knowledge and innovation projects across the UK. Discovery Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support three types of activity:

  • Explorer: improving people’s knowledge
  • Transformer: supporting skills and experience
  • Changemaker: innovative solutions to social challenges

Over the last five years, the Santander Foundation has provided £26 million in funding to 13,914 UK charities through Discovery Grants and Staff Matched Donations. For more information please visit:

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