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

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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Come down and see us this Saturday at the big charity bash!!

🎸We will have our first George’s Rockstars Unplugged at our tent so come and jam with us and make some acoustic noise and check out some amazing local charities! 🤘⭐️

#ChildrenInHospital #charity #musictherapy #HelpingKidsRock #bigcharitybash
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Come down and see us this Saturday at the big charity bash!! 

🎸We will have our first George’s Rockstars Unplugged at our tent so come and jam with us and make some acoustic noise and check out some amazing local charities! 🤘⭐️

#ChildrenInHospital #charity #musictherapy #HelpingKidsRock #bigcharitybash

🎸 Half term means another Rock band day with our friends from Rocksteady Music School at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, Hampshire and also joined by local artist James Westerby, giving the kids stuck in hospital over the holidays chance to have some musical fun and make some noise!

🎶 Our music therapist Louise was also doing her rounds on the ward so double the music magic today and lots of smiles! 🤘⭐️

#HelpingKidsRock #ChildrenInHospital #charity #musictherapy #rocksteadymusic #volunteer
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🎸 Half term means another Rock band day with our friends from Rocksteady Music School at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, Hampshire and also joined by local artist James Westerby, giving the kids stuck in hospital over the holidays chance to have some musical fun and make some noise! 

🎶 Our music therapist Louise was also doing her rounds on the ward so double the music magic today and lots of smiles! 🤘⭐️

#helpingkidsrock #ChildrenInHospital #charity #musictherapy #rocksteadymusic #volunteer

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2 amazing organisations very close to our family's heart x

Amazing well done 👍 you all ♥️♥️♥️

Sorry I didn't make it down to this one... Looks like there wouldn't have been space for me anyway 🤣 What a crew!

We have some great things going on and proud to be supported at Victorious Festival this year!

You can find us in the kids arena where we will have our rock band set up so the kids can come and jam!! 🎸🎶

We also have an exciting raffle to announce soon so watch this space!! 🎸🤘⭐️

#ChildrenInHospital #charity #musictherapy #HelpingKidsRock #victoriousfestival
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We have some great things going on and proud to be supported at Victorious Festival this year! 

You can find us in the kids arena where we will have our rock band set up so the kids can come and jam!! 🎸🎶

We also have an exciting raffle to announce soon so watch this space!! 🎸🤘⭐️

#ChildrenInHospital #charity #musictherapy #HelpingKidsRock #victoriousfestival

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Hey, let me know if you need any help at all. Will be available xx

Amy let us know if you need help and I will see if we are available darling xxxx

🎶 Free festival anyone?

We are nearly there with our volunteers for The Oxted Festival, we just need. a few more to reach our 10 per day as charity partner. The festival will be donating 25% of the profits to George's Rockstars to bring more music therapy to children in hospital so it is an amazing opportunity for our charity!

If you can help on-

🫶 Friday 5th July from 7-11pm (3 more needed),
🤘Saturday 6th July 6-11pm (just one more needed!) or
🫶 Sunday 7th July 4-8pm (3 more needed)

please get in touch with Amy on messenger or amy@georgesrockstars.com. Our volunteers will have all day access to the festival and we can arrange camping if needed at the festival in Surrey! 🤘⭐️

#HelpingKidsRock #charity #musictherapy #ChildrenInHospital #MusicFestival
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🎶 Free festival anyone?

We are nearly there with our volunteers for The Oxted Festival, we just need. a few more to reach our 10 per day as charity partner. The festival will be donating 25% of the profits to Georges Rockstars to bring more music therapy to children  in hospital so it is an amazing opportunity for our charity! 

If you can help on- 

🫶 Friday 5th July from 7-11pm (3 more needed), 
🤘Saturday 6th July 6-11pm (just one more needed!) or 
🫶 Sunday 7th July 4-8pm (3 more needed) 

please get in touch with Amy on messenger or amy@georgesrockstars.com. Our volunteers will have all day access to the festival and we can arrange camping if needed at the festival in Surrey! 🤘⭐️

#helpingkidsrock #Charity #musictherapy #ChildrenInHospital #musicfestivalImage attachment

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Hi Amy hopefully we can do Sunday the 7 th July xxx

⭐️ Big announcement!!! ⭐️

We are thrilled to be announce that George’s Rockstars will be taking on our 5th hospital this year, bringing music therapy to the children at the Royal Alexandra Children Hospital in Brighton!! 🥳

Thanks to a gift from a pianists legacy managed by Sussex Law we are able to bring the joy of music therapy to children at the hospital and are currently looking for our next new music therapist to start music therapy in a whole new county!! 🎶

Doing you proud our Gorgeous George 🤘⭐️

#HelpingKidsRock
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Fantastic news. Making more kids rock in hospital!🎼🎹⭐️

Wow that is incredible 👏 A huge well done xx

'Doing you proud our Gorgeous George'....Literally almost set me off! You are absolutely smashing this! Well done to you and the team! You're making such a difference to so many people.

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🤩 We have a big very exciting announcement to make!!

🔊 Watch out 7pm Monday 13th May!!

#ChildrenInHospital #charity #musictherapy #HelpingKidsRock
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Is it the bridge challenge for next year? 🤣🤣

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