George’s Rockstars was set up in memory of 6 year old Gorgeous George. Our mission is to make children in hospitals smile through the power of music therapy.

George’s Story

We became a registered charity in March 2020!

George was diagnosed with leukaemia at just 22 months old in November 2014, aged just 22 months old. During his near 5 year battle, he sadly relapsed 4 times and after having all the treatment there was available including high dose chemotherapy, total body and cranial radiotherapy, bone marrow transplant and revolutionary CART T cell therapy, George passed away at home in August 2019, surrounded by his family.

George adored music and nature and had a huge zest for life and an infectious smile and character.

The charity was inspired by George’s experience with music therapy during intensive treatment at Bristol Children’s Hospital. Music therapy was the highlight of George’s week and gave a then 4 year old George a way to express his frustrations and fears of being in isolation in hospital.

Music therapy isn’t widely available in NHS hospitals so George’s family set up the charity to bring music therapy to children in hospital, many of which have serious and/or life limiting illnesses / disabilities and like George, spend too much of their childhood in hospital.

We became a registered charity in March 2020!

We are incredibly proud to be supported by some amazing causes…

Recent News

George’s Rockstars on National Radio!

We were invited to talk about the charity live on Heart Breakfast with Jamie Theakston…

George’s Rockstars music therapy is now in 3 hospitals

Our amazing music therapist Cathy is now visiting children in 3 hospitals across Hampshire!

Birthday Rock Out 2022!

Join us for an amazing day of family fun and live music to mark George’s 9th birthday.

2021 rocked – all thanks to your help!

It’s been an epic year for George’s Rockstars!

We’re growing!

Our amazing music therapist Cathy will be working with children in Winchester and Basingstoke hospitals in addition to her work at QA hospital Portsmouth!

Christmas tree collection

Over 200 trees collected – and almost £1,700 in donations were raised!

Sophie’s story

Sophie’s family have now donated £1,000 to George’s Rockstars in Sophie’s memory. An amazingly generous donation in memory of an incredible little girl.

We made the News!

A massive thank you to the News for front page coverage of our music therapy sessions at QA children’s department.

Meet Cathy!

George’s Rockstars is incredibly lucky to have an amazing music therapist on board.

What is music therapy?

Music therapy helps children and their families live creatively and resourcefully in the face of illness, disability and trauma.

Exciting announcement!

Our fantastic music therapist Cathy has finally been able to start at Queen Alexandra Hospital children’s department!

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George's Rockstars

George's Rockstars

Gorgeous George fought leukaemia for nearly 5 years with his trademark smile. George passed away in August 2019 aged 6. George's Rockstars was set up by George's family to provide music therapy for children in hospital. Registered charity number 1188730

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👏 Amazing announcement!

💛 An incredible achievement this week for us at George’s Rockstars. Yesterday we began music therapy sessions for the children and families on the children’s intensive care (PICU) and high dependency units (PHDU) at Southampton Children’s Hospital thanks to grant funding from Global's Make Some Noise charity grant.

🎶 Our music therapist Louise and co-founder, George’s mum Amy spent the first day on the units meeting and working with children facing critical illness and their families at an incredibly difficult and stressful time in their lives. The staff and families were so happy and moved to have music therapy starting and it was really incredibly moving to watch.

🏥 We now provide weekly sessions on 4 wards at Southampton Children’s Hospital, also working on the children’s cancer ward and the neurological ward with children with brain injury as well as our work at Portsmouth, Winchester and Basingstoke hospitals!

🫶 Huge thanks to everyone at Global and Make Some Noise for enabling us to make this difference to children and their families.

#helpingkidsrock #makesomenoise #musictherapy #picu #childreninhospital #grant #charity #southamptonchildrenshospital
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Unbelievably proud of you Amy, your fabulous Music Therapist and everything George's Rockstars 💙

Such amazing news & a huge achievement. Well done everyone 👏✨️

Amazing 👏👏well done Amy O'Shaughnessy and team. Xx

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🎶 Huge thanks to @maya.simpson05 and everyone at @theprayinn and Quay West Studios all of the incredible artists that put on the amazing Easter All Dayer live music event to support George’s Rockstars!
They raised an amazing £800 to help us bring more music therapy to children in hospital! 🤘⭐️

#helpingkidsrock #musictherapy #childreninhospital #livemusic #fundraiser
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🎶 Huge thanks to @maya.simpson05 and everyone at @theprayinn and Quay West Studios all of the incredible artists that put on the amazing Easter All Dayer live music event to support George’s Rockstars! 
They raised an amazing £800 to help us bring more music therapy to children in hospital! 🤘⭐️

#helpingkidsrock #musictherapy #childreninhospital #livemusic #fundraiserImage attachmentImage attachment

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Thanks for supporting our grandson’s charity. You are all amazing.🥰⭐️🥰

Absolutely fantastic well done 👏 ❤️⭐️

📢 Calling out to our Portsmouth friends!!

If you are shopping in any of these 6 Tesco stores during April to the end of June, drop your blue tokens in to vote for George's Rockstars and we could receive £1500 if we collect the most tokens! 🥳

#HelpingKidsRock #everylittlehelps #musictherapy #ChildrenInHospital #charity #bluetokens #Tesco
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📢 Calling out to our Portsmouth friends!! 

If you are shopping in any of these 6 Tesco stores during April to the end of June, drop your blue tokens in to vote for Georges Rockstars and we could receive £1500 if we collect the most tokens! 🥳

#helpingkidsrock #everylittlehelps #musictherapy #childreninhospital #charity #bluetokens #tesco

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Could you include Fareham ?

Please support this amazing children’s charity.❤️⭐️

Already deposited about 20 tokens in Georges box.

📢 Very exciting announcement!!

🥳 We are very pleased and honoured to be a charity partner of the amazing The Oxted Festival ! This fantastic music festival will be donating 25% of it's profits to George's Rockstars so we can help more children in hospital smile through the power of music! How amazing is that!?

⭐️ We are looking for volunteers to help at the festival to make this possible! If you can give 4-6 hours on either 5th, 6th or 7th July at the festival in Oxted, Surrey, please let us know in the comments and Amy will be in touch with more details. Volunteers will have access to the festival all day and can enjoy the music before/ after their short shift! Please share, we are looking for 10 volunteers per day and this support is huge!!

#HelpingKidsRock #musictherapy #ChildrenInHospital #charitypartner #livemusic #volunteer
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📢 Very exciting announcement!! 

🥳 We are very pleased and honoured to be a charity partner of the amazing The Oxted Festival ! This fantastic music festival will be donating 25% of its profits to Georges Rockstars  so we can help more children in hospital smile through the power of music! How amazing is that!? 

⭐️ We are looking for volunteers to help at the festival to make this possible! If you can give 4-6 hours on either 5th, 6th or 7th July at the festival in Oxted, Surrey, please let us know in the comments and Amy will be in touch with more details. Volunteers will have access to the festival all day and can enjoy the music before/ after their short shift! Please share, we are looking for 10 volunteers per day and this support is huge!! 

#helpingkidsrock #musictherapy #childreninhospital #charitypartner #livemusic #volunteer

💛 Met the lovely Trev! Trev and his mum Abbie spend frequent and lengthy periods in hospital and this time is made brighter by our music therapist Louise!

As well as the lovely feedback on our form, Abbie told is “We have brilliant sessions with Louise and they give us both a much needed lift each time. Thank you for setting up George’s Rockstars- such a brilliant valuable legacy.” 🤘⭐️

#helpingkidsrock #musictherapy #childreninhospital #charity
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💛 Met the lovely Trev! Trev and his mum Abbie spend frequent and lengthy periods in hospital and this time is made brighter by our music therapist Louise! 

As well as the lovely feedback on our form, Abbie told is “We have brilliant sessions with Louise and they give us both a much needed lift each time. Thank you for setting up George’s Rockstars- such a brilliant valuable legacy.” 🤘⭐️

#helpingkidsrock #musictherapy #childreninhospital #charityImage attachment

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Well done Louise! Another happy patient. Music therapy is amazing.🥰❤️🥰

Ah his happy face so lovely 😍

Thats lovely . Xxxxx

Only 3 weeks til we are rocking with our mates at Teddy Rocks Festival 🤘

Get your tickets here teddyrocks.co.uk/tickets?gad_source=1&gclid=CjwKCAjwt-OwBhBnEiwAgwzrUhsn5m65U8jN-bGlqj77EXr6fnGEf... for an amazing weekend of live music supporting 4 amazing charities Teddy20 Young Lives vs Cancer Bone Cancer Research Trust and George's Rockstars! 🫶And the last one for today is in the UK, let's have a look at Teddy Rocks Festival, planned in #blandford from the 3rd to the 5th of May 2024.

The lineup is hosting : Five, Atomic Kitten, Liberty X, LiveWire Music, Oas-is - Tribute Band, Hi-On Maiden, ONE STEP BEHIND - THE MASTER OF MADNESS, Blonk182, Kitty Stewart Music, GUNS 2 ROSES - THE OFFICIAL GUNS N ROSES TRIBUTE, Foo Forgers, Chasing Mumford - Mumford & Sons Tribute Band, The Fillers and so many other cover and original bands !

Note that part of the benefice will go against children's cancer !

More details on this link : teddyrocks.co.uk/
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Only 3 weeks til we are rocking with our mates at Teddy Rocks Festival 🤘

Get your tickets here https://teddyrocks.co.uk/tickets?gad_source=1&gclid=CjwKCAjwt-OwBhBnEiwAgwzrUhsn5m65U8jN-bGlqj77EXr6fnGEfZFFMuRek4nQhwEfj4CcmuofRxoC3KUQAvD_BwE for an amazing weekend of live music supporting 4 amazing charities Teddy20 Young Lives vs Cancer Bone Cancer Research Trust and Georges Rockstars! 🫶
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