Hospice gets musical

INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed musician Frank Turner visited Naomi House Children’s Hospice last Thursday to meet and entertain the children with his songs.

Originally from Winchester, Frank’s acoustic music has taken him all over the world and he took time out of his busy schedule to return to his roots, and enjoy an afternoon with the children who were staying at the hospice that day.

After a tour of the extensive facilities and grounds, Frank met the children and families staying at Naomi House. He took to his guitar to play a few songs and entertain the children and staff alike.

Sound frequently plays a significant role within Naomi House, as many of the children and young people have limited sensory awareness.

Visits from musicians such as Frank mean that everyone is able to enjoy the day and interact with the activities taking place.

Frank said: “I had a great time at the hospice and thought it was a really magical place. They were such cool kids.”

Katy Burton, activities coordinator, said: “It was great to welcome Frank to the hospice for his most exclusive gig to date.

“He was fantastic with the children and we all enjoyed joining in with our drums, shakers and tambourines as Frank played guitar.”

For more information on Naomi House, visit Frank Turner at Naomi House. naomihouse.org.uk.

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