Ambers Impact

In the past year (2019/20):
  • Amber supported nearly 600 blind and partially sighted children to engage with music throughout the UK.
  • 266 Music Awards were made of which 61 were to children new to Amber.
  • We reached 91 children through our two-week summer school music workshops held at Linden Lodge.
  • The Little Amber and AmberPlus schemes supported 148 families and 152 children throughout the year.
  • Our AmberPlus Music Makers workshop programme supported 91 children and young people across 7 schools nationwide.
  • Amber Sound Touch, a ground-breaking digital resource for teaching music to blind children was launched nationally in June 2020 in partnership with the ISM Trust.
  • With Music in Mind, a new service specifically designed for families who have a visually impaired child with a life-limiting neurodegenerative disease, such as Batten disease was launched, also in partnership with the ISM Trust, in November 2020.

“Little Amber is a fantastic scheme. I’m so grateful as it means so much to my son, and to see him enjoying the music and smiling and laughing and participating is a mother’s dream.”