Today we are celebrating the award of a £49,000 grant from the People’s Millions Lottery Programme as a result of a telephone vote held on ITV’s Meridian Tonight programme. Andrew Pate, who presents the show, came down to Coda’s headquarters in Walkford to present the cheque to the delighted Coda team.
The money will go to the refurbishment of old stables on the Coda site that are currently used for storage. The space will be transformed into a purpose built music therapy area with disabled access and two therapy studios which will replace our current leaky and dilapidated music therapy portacabin.
We are delighted that we can go ahead with this critical part of our development and to offer state of the art music therapy services in a new and suitable environment. It will make a huge difference to our therapy patients and staff and we are so grateful to everyone that voted for us and believe in what we are doing here.
Please check back here for updates on our plans for this project and for more information on our ambitions for Coda in the coming year and to get involved in Coda's work as a volunteer, donor or supporter please get in touch with Phil Hallett, Coda Chief Executive.
We need your support!
Coda has been confirmed as a finalist in this years People's Millions Lottery Awards for our project to create much needed new spaces for music therapy at our home on Chewton Farm Road.
On Monday 22nd November 2010 at 6pm our plans to replace an old portacabin with new dedicated studios will feature in a short film on the ITV Meridian News and we need your vote to make our project real!
Please help us!
We are actively canvassing for your vote as we need as many supporters as possible to vote by telephone on the 22nd in order to win the £49,000 required for our building refurbishment. To register for more information please click here and we will keep you updated or check back here on Monday 22nd for the magic number to call.
We are incredibly excited about this great opportunity to transform our home and to create wonderful new spaces for our important work with people with disabilities, special needs or in ill-health. Please help us with a phone call on Monday!
On Tuesday Coda hosted a visit from a Meridian ITV news team to make a film about our People's Millions Lottery project. Despite the driving wind and rain a whole host of our friends came down to take part in the filming and my thanks go to everyone from Linwood School and Wallisdown Heights in Bournemouth and to Guy Hughes and Chris Wyatt, Derek from the Phoenix Stroke Support Group and their families and to everyone else who helped out or came down on the day.
Over the coming weeks we will be spreading the news of our Lottery project to potential voters far and wide in the hope of securing as many votes as possible on the 22nd. Help us with the fanfare!