SCVO is pleased to feature groups which have recently signed up to become Members. We hope you will enjoy reading about them and the service(s) they offer.
Beat It Percussion CIC is a small Community Interest Company founded in 2013. The aim of Beat It is to bring hands-on drumming activities to people in the community, particularly those living with disadvantage or disability. Through the interactive nature of their work people are not just being entertained, but are experiencing real, measurable benefits in their well-being as well as doing something active and great fun.
Beat It Percussion do a lot of work with older people and those who are living with dementia. Special Schools and groups of people with learning disabilities are also great environments for their work. Recently, they have begun working with young adults who have autism. In addition, Beat It Percussion works with staff teams and community groups who are looking for an enrichment activity that involves people working creatively together and not rolling in mud and shooting each other!
In March 2016 Beat It Percussion in partnership with local community group, A Different Beat, won the Big Lottery People’s Projects Award, after a regional TV and media campaign. They are tremendously pleased to have achieved this with the support of all the people who voted for them. This means that they can now develop their new project, Drumming Together for Dementia, where regular drop-in sessions will be held for people who are living with dementia (and their carers), to go and enjoy making new friends and use drumming to communicate and relieve some of the stresses of everyday life.
Are you a voluntary group, listed on the Voluntary and Community Sector database but not a member of SCVO? Would you like to know the benefits of becoming a member? Please contact Mazeline on 0121 525 1127 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.