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Donate your once loved instruments for kids in South Wales

 

People across Wales are being encouraged to donate their once loved, but no longer played instruments from 20 - 24 November.

 

In conjunction with Local Authorities, the Welsh Government is piloting a national Music Instrument Amnesty Week, Instruments for Kids.

 

Instruments for Kids will gather up all instruments found hidden in attics, garages and the backs of cupboards across south Wales and distribute them through local authorities to children and schools where there is a need for music provision.

 

Drop off points are:

  • Cardiff: (20th-24th) The Friary Centre
  • Caerphilly: ‘Penallta House’. 20th-24th)
  • Gilfach Fargoed Primary School & Rhymney Comprehensive School
  • Baglan Education & Training Centre
  • Gwent: (20th-24th) Maplas Court Primary School Grounds
  • Merthyr: (24th) Unit 5 Triangle Industrial Estate Pentrebach 

 

Specific times for the location points will be posted on gov.wales/instruments-for-kids.

 

The pilot follows a campaign earlier this year by Welsh Government and National Assembly for Wales where more than 50 instruments were donated by Assembly Members and staff.

 

Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams who is backing the campaign said: “Whether we stuck at it or just gave it a go, most of us have memories of learning to play a musical instrument as a child.

 

“We believe that every child should have the opportunity to learn an instrument.  That is why, together, we are making a commitment to finding new and innovative ways of making sure children across Wales get access to music. An instrument for Kids is part of this.

 

“We hope that Wales’ love of music will inspire people to dig out and dust off their old instruments for Music Instrument Amnesty Week for us to give them a new lease of life and pass on to children to enjoy for many more years to come.”

 

For more information on #InstrumentsforKids and where you can donate your old instruments from 20 – 24 Nov, visit: http://gov.wales/instrumentsforkids