Soundabout was launched in 1995 in Oxford. With the aim of supporting school staff working with children and young people with special needs. To make music
interactively with their pupils with severe and complex disabilities. Soundabout has since blossomed and is now a national charity that has pioneered the use of music, rhythm, and sound to give children and adults with disability a voice, a way to express themselves and be listened to.
“As a music charity, we hold a lot of equipment, multi-sensory material, and musical instruments. We used to store everything in Oxford but had to move to a more cost-efficient venue due to high rental costs. MyStore is ideally located and easy to access as we all work from home. Providing a discounted storage space has helped us support people with learning disabilities and complex needs.”
Maryse first visited MyStore in 2022, Post pandemic. Looking for a storage room to keep equipment for choir rehearsals, festivals, and conferences. She found
the perfect space to keep everything in one place. After hearing more about the national charity. MyStore were pleased to offer reduced storage rental for Soundabout for the first 6 months and have continued to offer reduced rental fees.
“Having a local storage room with MyStore means we can easily retrieve equipment and material to attend choir rehearsals, conferences and festivals where young people and adults with learning disabilities and complex needs can find their voice, communicate through music, and make new friends.
Soundabout are one of many local charities who stores much needed equipment with MyStore. In fact, over the past 7 years we have supported 9 different local charities and promise to support a minimum of 2 charities per year – whether it be offering reduced storage rates, fundraisers or raising awareness. MyStore are a local, independent business who want to support the local community.
“The pandemic has affected us all. This discounted unit means we can use funds to better support our families, especially with the current inflation and cost of living crisis when our services are most needed.”
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