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Arsenal Foundation Funds New Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Room

The Arsenal Foundation is very kindly supporting the work of music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins with children, young people and their families, who deal with some huge challenges in life – and for whom music therapy is a life-changing experience. The foundation has funded ‘The Arsenal Foundation Music Therapy Room’ as part of Nordoff Robbins’ London Centre refurbishment. Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech visited and had an advanced preview of the facility earlier this May. He even had the chance to play the drums in the centre to appreciate the acoustics inside the newly-refurbished room. Petr said, “I’m so impressed with the facility, but what’s so special is the work that’s done here with people facing unimaginable challenges in their liv...

Arsenal Legend Opens New Football Pitches In Indonesia With Save The Children

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour officially opened one of three new football pitches in one of the most disadvantaged slum communities in North Jakarta, Indonesia last month, as part of a new Save the Children football programme, funded through The Arsenal Foundation. Arsenal legend meets children benefitting from new football programmeThe project, which was funded by Arsenal’s end of season fundraiser, uses football as a vehicle to empower children to fight for their rights and help them escape tragic circumstances. Ray visited the programme in North Jakarta which is giving vulnerable children a safe space to play, helping to build their confidence and encourage teamwork. As part of his visit to the pitch, Ray played football with the children and joined training sessions run by Arsenal S...