Through the month of February, live music venue Amazing Grace has been collecting 50p from each (specified) drinks purchase, and will be donating to national UK charity The Children’s Society, which will help provide support through music therapy to children facing neglect, exploitation and mental health issues across the capital.

This monthAmazing Grace, London Bridge’s brand new home for live music, DJ’s, food and drinks, has teamed up with children’s charity The Children’s Society, and have committed to donating 50p (per specified drink) from each drinks purchase at the venue through the month of February. The donated funds will go directly towards providing musical instruments, one-to-one counselling, therapeutic music sessions and mental health support for young people through the charity.

The Children’s Society, is a national charity founded in 1881, which prides itself on fighting for the hope, happiness and safety for the most vulnerable children, young people and their families across the country. With it being reported that 2,000 children*across the UK are referred to mental health services every day, and 50% are in fact turned away; Amazing Grace are privileged to be taking part in an initiative to help transform the lives of young people who need it most.

Sammie Ellard-King, Marketing Director at Amazing Grace (K&G Hospitality) says: ‘We’re very proud to be teaming up with The Children’s Society this February to help children discover the power of music. Providing children with access to musical instruments and therapeutic music sessions will be paramount to the continued development of UK music. The funds we raise will allow The Children’s Society to continue fighting for the hope and happiness of children and young people so they can reach their goals and achieve their potential, no matter what circumstance they live in.”

Research carried out by The Children’s Society estimates almost 7% of 10 to 15 years olds in the UK – the equivalent of 306,000 children in the wider population – are unhappy with their lives overall and there has been a significant decline in children’s well-being over the last decade. In London, an estimated 268,033 children aged 5 to 16 have a mental health condition, and 39% (715, 581) of young Londoners are living in poverty.

Mark Russell, Chief Executive of The Children’s Society said: “The Children’s Society is incredibly grateful for Amazing Grace’s help in our mission to provide vital support to thousands of children and young people. The pandemic has caused damage across society and many young people need help now more than ever. We are enormously grateful for this support which will help us to continue to change young lives for the better.”