Bonallack & Bishop Spinal Unit Gig
BONALLACK & BISHOP SALISBURY LAWYERS PRESS RELEASE
19th March 2008
Spinal Unit Gig
For the last three years Denise Broomfield, an accident claim solicitor specialising in Spinal Injury Claims for victims of accidents including medical accidents at Salisbury Law Firm Bonallack & Bishop has arranged live music to be taken into the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre in Salisbury.
The Music in the Spinal Unit project commenced in May 2006. Denise thought of the idea after having visited the unit one day, she came across a “What’s On” timetable and upon seeing that there was little on decided to do something about it.
Denise says “I rarely combine business with pleasure but I love live music and I find it so uplifting that I felt that the patients would enjoy something different. The aim of the music project is to bring a band of the standard that you would pay to see, say at City Hall or Salisbury Arts Centre, into the Spinal Unit for the patients to enjoy”.
The other two concerts were well attended by the patients and their families and the music has been very much enjoyed.
“The nice thing about this scheme”, Denise continues, “is that all patients and their friends and families who are visiting on the day, are able to come”. This must be one of the few concerts in the country that people can actually attend in their beds. The aim is MUSIC FOR ALL”
This year ColvinQuarmby played for us, front man Gerry Colvin was an incredibly uplifting tonic; he had everyone singing along and gave wonderful stories for all his songs. The band were fabulous, one patient commented “I felt a bit flat about coming down off the ward to see them but I’m so glad I did they were great”.
We aim to run one concert every 6 months. This depends on the availability of the bands who give their time for free – “bands often start their bookings two years in advance so I have to be well organised” says Denise. The plan is that every patient should be able to see at least one concert during their stay in the Unit.