In 2015 the Cornbury Music Festival charity partner was Helen & Douglas House.


The Festival also helped raise much needed funds for:


The Brain & Spine Foundation          Bristol Children’s Hospital          Carrdus School, Banbury          ROSY


Charlbury Street Fair          Chipping Norton Lido          Christopher Rawlins Primary School, Adderbury


Cotswold Youth Choir          The Firefighters Charity          The Heythrop Hunt          Charlbury Pre-School


Holy Trinity Primary School, Chipping Norton          Kingham Primary School          King’s High School, Warwick


Leafield Village Fete          The Cardiomyopathy Association          ABF The Soldiers Charity          Bottletop


Earth Trust          SS Philip & James’ C of E Aided Primary School, Oxford          Great Tew School


St Mary’s C of E Aided Primary School, Chipping Norton          Charlbury Rainbows          Enstone Primary School


Helen & Douglas House

Helen & Douglas House is a hospice for children and young adults in East Oxford.  There are two hospice houses across the garden from one another; Helen House for children from birth to 16 and Douglas House for young adults, aged between 17 and 35.  We provide vital respite breaks, end of life care and post bereavement support to families who have children and young adults with life shortening conditions living in Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas.  It costs over £5 million a year to run the two hospice houses and we receive only 15% of this from the NHS and other statutory bodies.  The rest is raised through voluntary donations from groups, individuals and businesses in our local communities.

When children and young adults stay with us we make sure that, as well as providing superb specialist care, we offer opportunities and experiences they might not get otherwise, such as music therapy.


H&D House 2          H&D House 1


Music therapist Ceridwen explains “The point of music therapy is to see what the child still can do rather than what they can no longer do.  So often the family see what their child is unable to do and yet in music it’s one of those amazing things where the child can still respond.  Hearing is one of the last senses, so even when a child is really ill, there’s still a musical response.”