Weʼre raising £1,000 to to ensure our small business stays afloat in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Forget-Me-Not-Productions is a small family business run by Clary and Mel Saddler. We specialise in working with people with complex physical and cognitive disabilities, using assistive technologies to make the arts accessible - enabling them to take part in music and arts activities independently through technology.
The theraputic power of music and the arts is indisputable and this forms the basis of MUSIC-CAN - a framework we developed that uses music and the arts as motivators for individuals with complex disabilities to engage with assistive technology. Typically we would bring our own specialist equipment and work with individuals within day centres, special schools, SEN units in mainstream schools, care homes & residential homes, or in their own homes.
Like many small businesses, the coronavirus pandemic has hit our organisation particularly hard. Sadly, our client base - most of whom are shielding due to the complexity of their medical needs - have also suffered as a result.
We haven't been wallowing though. We have used the down time to develop a series of FREE remote sensory stories using the ethos of MUSIC-CAN (minus the assistive technology).
Once Upon a Nursery Crime
The 'nursery crimes' have been taking place weekly via Zoom. Participants have been exploring well-known nursery rhymes and fairytales alongside Jack Sprat; a police officer trying to crack a new unsolved nursery crime each week. The sensory activities are interspersed with popular songs.
Lockdown Learning through MUSIC-CAN with Forget-Me-Not-Productions
Music is an undeniable motivator – regardless of ability level or age range. We have therefore used the ethos of our MUSIC-CAN framework to develop a series of Lockdown Learning activities.
These are FREE resource packs, released once a fortnight to help parents/guardians, schools and pupils with home school learning or to play catch-up with work missed as a result of the pandemic.
This isn’t a money making scheme - the sessions/resource packs are completely FREE. However, being a small business we do need to keep some income coming in to keep our business going, so would welcome any donations that you can spare.
Clary and Mel (of Forget-Me-Not-Productions)
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About the fundraiser
The company’s founder & artistic director is Clary Saddler. As well as being a producer/director/writer/facilitator/tutor with Forget-Me-Not-Productions, her background includes 17 years as a professional actor/musician/singer/songwriter.