The Amber Trust

The Amber Trust

Charity information

The Amber Trust

The Amber Trust helps enrich the lives of blind and partially sighted children, including those with multiple disabilities, by giving them the best possible chance to fulfil their musical potential.

Founded 1994

  • Mission statement

    The Amber Trust was created to help blind and partially sighted children, who have a talent or love of music. Our core value is that visual impairment and other disabilities should not prevent children and young people accessing appropriate musical opportunities. The charity provides music lessons, music therapy, equipment and concert tickets to a large number of children throughout the UK. For some, learning to play an instrument or to sing can add immeasurably to their lives. For others, many of whom have severe learning difficulties, music therapy may offer a life-line helping them to reach out in a dark and confusing world. With many blind children in the UK living in relative poverty, they suffer a double disadvantage. Their families cannot give them the musical experiences that can transform their lives - this is where Amber can make a real difference.

  • Aims

    The Amber Trust aims to:

    • To support and enhance the lives of the 25,000 blind and partially sighted children in the UK, including those with multiple disabilities, in their engagement with music.
    • To promote high quality music provision for all children and young people with disabilities, where this would benefit those with visual impairment.
  • Overview

    Established: June 1994

    Registered Charity Number: 1050503

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 0300 323 9964

    Address: 64a Princes Way, London SW19 6JF

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