Rupert has been appointed a patron of The Songwriting Charity as it celebrates its second anniversary. He follows Guy Fletcher, who joined as Patron this time last year. Rupert says: “The Songwriting Charity powerfully illustrates how children working together creatively as a team can rise above their individual practical difficulties and limitations and create something fun or even beautiful in a field that is very close to my heart. I fully endorse their vision and look forward to helping to expand their reach in any way I can.” Nathan Timothy, CEO of the Songwriting Charity said: "This is another landmark in our charity’s young life. Rupert shares my passion for developing artistry and for using songs and songwriting to positively change the lives of people all over the world. I’m so proud that Rupert Hine has agreed to become a Patron. And I’m delighted to welcome him as part of the team as we celebrate the charity’s second birthday!" The Songwriting Charity is national charity that works with children and young people of all abilities to generate creative energy around issues that impact on their lives, through songwriting and performance. It has so far worked in 450 schools around the country and has linked with projects in Italy and Canada. The charity’s work has positively impacted on the well-being, self–esteem and confidence of more than 12,500 children and young people. To date, 460 songs have been written by young people for young people, covering concerns such as bullying, world peace and friendships. The songs are hosted on the charity’s Soundcloud where they have been streamed more than 91,000 times.

Rupert with SWC's John Quinn, Director of Engagement (L) and Nathan Timothy, CEO.

Explore the Songwriting Charity Website      Twitter: @SWCharity Patrons: Guy Fletcher OBE FRSA & Rupert Hine FAPRS Donate by SMS:Just text SONG14 and an amount between £1- £10 to this number 70070 Registered Charity Number: 1146228 Full Music Week Article

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