THE TIME HAS COME FOR MUSIC TO HELP BEAT BULLYING IN LAONE SONG ONE DAY is an inspirational foundation that helps children to not only learn about music, but also discover how to feel good about themselves and overcome bullying through the song-writing process. The brainchild of ex-teacher Nathan Timothy, this charitable foundation has already helped to inspire more than 30,000 youngsters in Great Britain. Now, for the first time, it is staging an introductory presentation in LA on Saturday 19th January 2019, in a bid to bring similar inspiration to children in Los Angeles schools. In addition to bringing the power of music to help stop bullying, the foundation also features some pretty big hitters from the music world. In fact, the event will include a presentation by one of the charity’s patrons: legendary record producer and songwriter Rupert Hine - who has produced 140+ albums for artists such as Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks and Rush - and a song written and performed by children from the Los Angeles Tree Academy (for creative arts,new technology and social justice) based on a mini-workshop run by Nathan Timothy earlier in the day. The charity’s other patrons include Guy Fletcher OBE, who, with Doug Flett was the first British writer of a song to be recorded by Elvis Presley; and Sir Ray Davies CBE, leader of The Kinks. Nathan Timothy and his team have worked in hundreds of schools throughout the UK, addressing bullying with their signature song-writing workshop: Bully Beat. However, the workshops are easily tailored, and include ways to address children’s relationships with food (Soul Food), recycling (Funky Junk), peace(Master Peace), celebration (Sports Tracks) and transition from junior to senior education (Key Change). In the UK, the charity has been supported by the Newman’s Own Foundation, The Arts Council, the National Lottery and many other councils, foundation trusts, corporations and individuals - all dedicated to the health and wellbeing of young people. It is hoped that this introductory event will encourage much-neededsponsorship and support for the LA project, including, training workshop leaders, educators (to have workshops in their schools) and sponsors.

Post event update:The kids from Tree Academy wrote, sang and helped to produced this song in 3.5 hours with Nathan Timothy. Sixteen young people from 13-16 years telling their stories. Starting with shared discussion about ‘kindness’; their ideas developed into this amazing and heartwarming message about Anti-Bullying 🧡 https://soundcloud.com/the-songwriting-charity/why-tree-academy-la

One of the exciting things to come out of the OSOD launch event was meeting Raymond Jacob, Chief Operating Officer from Note for Notes, a US charity founded on the core belief that music is the universal language of humankind, with the power to transcend virtually any cultural, racial, or socioeconomic barrier. Raymond, Nathan and Rupert believe there is much to benefit young people on both sides of the Atlantic from collaborative thinking and synergy between the two charities.