APRA AMCOS raises $4000 for ACMF’s asylum seeker music project - MusicNSW

APRA AMCOS has presented the Australian Children’s Music Foundation (ACMF) with a $4000 donation towards a new ACMF program that uses the power of music to assist asylum seeker children.

APRA AMCOS staff raised half the funds, and then this amount was matched by the APRA Board.

APRA AMCOS CEO Brett Cottle said: “APRA AMCOS has long been a supporter of the ACMF and other music therapy organisations such as Nordoff Robbins. Music is an incredibly powerful tool. It can bring solace, joy and hope to these children whose lives have been so troubled. I’d encourage anyone moved by the cause to make a pledge, however small.” 

Founder and CEO of the ACMF, Don Spencer OAM said: “Regardless of any political debate, the treatment of asylum seekers has been a shameful episode in our history and we are desperate to do what we can, through the magic of music, to help these people.”

For more info on the project, head here.

At present, the ACMF has sufficient funding to make these programs last for a month or two only. You can help the project last longer by donating directly through www.acmf.com.au.