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 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.