Meet The Team
Hi I’m Amy, co-founder of George’s Rockstars, George’s mum and charity manager.
We set up the charity in late 2019 after losing our beautiful son George to leukaemia aged just 6 years old. Our mission is to make children facing serious illness and disability and mental health crisis in hospitals smile through the power of music, inspired by my son George’s experience of music therapy during his treatment.
Access to creative therapies such at music therapy is widely not available to children in many hospitals across the country and children facing the challenges of illness and disability need an outlet to explore their emotions and anxieties.
Music is such a powerful medium and I witnessed first hand the profound effect it had on George during such a difficult time. My mission is to help as many children as possible and bring music therapy to every children’s hospital ward in the country!
I’m Cathy, George’s Rockstars Lead Therapist and fundraiser.
I have been working as a Music Therapist since 2014 and have many years of experience in Paediatric hospital settings working with children, young people and families. I also co-chair the Paediatric Network for the British Association of Music Therapy. I have been part of George’s Rockstars since 2020 when we first began the process of starting music therapy at Queen Alexandra Hopistal after COVID restrictions eased.
When asked about my job, I often say how lucky I am and that I probably have one of the best jobs in the hospital. Spending time in hospital or living with a long term health condition can be difficult for children and families in so many ways, so it’s a real privilege to be in a role which is all about helping children and families not just to cop but to live positively in the face of these challenges.
I’m Louise, one of George’s Rockstar’s music therapists.
I’ve been a music therapist since 2005 and have spent most of my career working with children in special needs schools. In the summer of 2023, I started working for George’s Rockstars in Piam Brown ward at Southampton’s Children’s Hospital and on the children’s ward at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth.
It’s such a privilege to be able to work with children and their families whilst they are in hospital and offer them the opportunity to make music, explore and express some of their feelings, anxieties, frustrations and also have some fun along the way. With music therapy we can make a child’s time in hospital just a little bit brighter.
I’m Bradley, a music therapist based in Surrey and Hampshire.
My experience spans adult mental health, paediatric healthcare, and special educational needs within school settings. I firmly believe that music is a powerful tool accessible to all children, regardless of their abilities or disabilities. My passion lies in empowering children to embrace their creativity, foster self-confidence, and support their emotional well-being.
Hospitals can often seem intimidating and unfamiliar; for some families, they become all too familiar. Through George’s Rockstars, my mission is to establish a nurturing and secure environment that encourages children to explore self-expression through various musical avenues, such as song writing, improvisation, or simply listening, during their stay. Moreover, it’s an opportunity for them to engage in play and enjoy themselves!
I am truly excited to be a part of the George’s Rockstars team and to contribute positively to the lives of these children during their hospital experience.