Monkey Music classes are music classes for children aged from 3 months to four years. The first classes were opened in London in 1993 by Angie Coates. To mark the 21st anniversary this year, Monkey Music classes across the UK have been raising funds for national charity partner, Nordoff Robbins music therapy, together with a selection of local charitable causes including Addenbrookes Hospital, the Haven Children's Hospice and the Neonatal Unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
Even though the original target was set at £21,000, so far nearly £30,000 has been raised! It's an incredible achievement. Money was raised in various ways, including a Birthday Card Colouring Competition with prizes from corporate partners, and donations from parents when their children entered the competition.
Receiving a cheque for £27, 359.14 from Monkey Music Founder, Angie Coates, Nordoff Robbins CEO, Dr. Marcus Stephan, said;
“We’re so very grateful for this generous donation from Monkey Music and from all the many Monkey Music classes and families all over the country. It really will make a difference to our work.
“Nordoff Robbins and Monkey Music both understand the power of music to transform lives. It’s great to be working together and we look forward to a long relationship. Happy Birthday Monkey Music and thank you!”
Monkey Music Founder, Angie Coates, said;
“The success of Monkey Music’s 21st Birthday fundraising has been a fantastic demonstration of the family spirit that exists at Monkey Music, not just between our teachers and franchisees, but with our children and their parents, our corporate partners and, or course, our local and national charities partners too.
“We’re so proud of what we have achieved and the fact that it’s all been done by children, adults and organisations all sharing their love of music.”
Presenting Monkey Music’s cheque for £27, 359.14
to music charity, Nordoff Robbins.
From left to Right - Hannah Garcia (Monkey 21 Project
Manager), Alison Norman (Monkey Music franchisee from Tunbridge Wells &
Sevenoaks – representing the Monkey Music network), Nordoff Robbins
CEO, Dr. Marcus Stephan, and Angie Coates, Founder of Monkey Music.