The Swan Song Project

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The Swan Song Project gives those facing end of life the opportunity to write and record an original song.

The project was launched at Marie Curie Hospice Bradford in May 2017 and has had great results so far. The sessions are facilitated by a professional songwriter and are open to patients, carers, friends, families and the bereaved. This opportunity is used by participants to explore their thoughts, express their emotions, tell their story and record a beautiful message for their loved ones.

Every participant is then given their song on a cd and has the option of sharing it on the Swan Song Project website.

We are now expanding the project continuing it's development in the hospice and also offering it to the wider public. Anyone who would like to take part is welcome to contact me directly and arrange a session at swansongprojectuk@gmail.com.

Here are some quotes from participants so far:
“amazing experience ....it has been so lovely to talk through my story.....my family cried”
“It made me happy”
“never in a million years did I think I would listen to myself on a CD and it is was a great experience.”
“it's my birthday today and the gift of this song is brilliant. I may play it at my funeral but most importantly my family can listen to it. I get lonely and this has really given me a project to concentrate on.”

Here is a recent article from the Telegraph and Argus about the Project -  http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/features/news_real/15510327.The_songwriter_helping_terminally_ill_people_tell_their_life_story___in_a_song/

We are in the process of setting up The Swan Song Project as it's own organisation with charitable status. This will allow us to apply for more grants to hopefully secure the future of the project. All donations are greatly appreciated and the project has very little in the way of overheads so the majority of the money goes to funding the actual contact time with participants.

Thank you so much for your support.
Please have a look at the website and enjoy the songs already shared there www.swansongproject.co.uk
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The Swan Song Project recently featured on BBC Look North. Have a look at the video here showing some of the work we do
The Swan Song Project on BBC Look North
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Thanks everyone for the donations so far. Here is a little video I made with an update of where the project is and some of my plans taking it forward. Many thanks, BBS
The Swan Song Project Update and Plans
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