Scottish Charity Awards: Drake Music is demonstrating digital excellence

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Drake Music has won Demonstrating Digital at the Scottish Charity Awards 2017

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21st June 2017 by Graham Martin 1 Comment

Drake Music Scotland has won the Demonstrating Digital gong at this year’s Scottish Charity Awards.

The organisation believes everyone should have an equal opportunity to make music, and is the nation’s leading disability music organisation.

Since 1997 it has created opportunities for over 1,200 children and adults with disabilities to play music, and is one of the first organisations to help disabled people use iPads as musical instruments. 

On receiving the award, Pete Sparkes, artistic director, said: “Thank you so much for this amazing award that recognises our pioneering work finding digital solutions to support disabled people to make music independently. 

“None of this would be possible without the dedication of our staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to remove barriers to music making for everyone."

The Scottish Charity Awards are held every year by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and celebrate the country’s third sector in all its diversity and vibrancy.

Shulah Allan, convener of SCVO, said: “I’m in awe of all the finalists and winners. Thanks to their efforts, more people in Scotland are receiving the support they need when they need it and we’re all more aware of important issues, and causes, which affect vulnerable people, and us all.”

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