Transforming Communities

Songs and Scones – Get Involved!

Live Music Now’s ‘Songs & Scones’ brings together isolated older members of the community for uplifting afternoons of live music, tea, cakes and conversation. 

Live Music Now is looking to expand its Songs & Scones programme across the UK. Monthly concerts run for at least a year in each area, enabling participants to make new friends within their local community, explore their own creativity and connect better with local services. 

We know that engaging in live music can be life-affirming, stimulating and morale boosting, having a lasting positive impact on anxiety, depression and feelings of loneliness.  Evaluation data from our monthly Songs & Scones programme in partnership with Medway Libraries, provides evidence that attending live music socials improves people’s connection to their community, alleviating loneliness and isolation. Read more here.

Funds raised help us to invite more older people who are experiencing loneliness to join our musicians and meet others in their community on a regular basis, forming long-lasting connections that will continue long after the last note has been played.

Host a Songs & Scones fundraiser! Invite your friends, family, neighbours and maybe someone who you haven’t heard from in a little while to share music, tea and of course a scone or two (you can swap out scones for any treats you like). You can send us a cheque, donate directly to our Just Giving account, or create a fundraiser page on JustGiving so your guests and make digital donations directly.

Make a donation: Just £24.96 could pay for an isolated older person to join a musical performance and connect with others in their community over a cup of tea. £750 could pay for a whole event bringing over 30 people together. You could even sponsor a whole series of monthly Songs & Scones events in your community, contact us on [email protected] to discuss. Every donation large or small will make a difference.

Contact us: Speak with us about setting up a Songs & Scones programme partnership in your community. Enquire online here or call 0151 222 0018.

We are incredibly grateful for the support we receive from individual donors, fundraisers and organisations.