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“Everything is Alright” Ron’s song by Alexia Reed

“Everything is Alright” Ron’s song by Alexia Reed

My late husband , Ron Reed, received palliative care at Marie Curie Hospice in Bradford from October 2017  to July 2019.  He found The Swan Song Project really helped him and made him more positive and able to accept the reality of his own death. It enabled us as a...

Appreciate Life – My Mum’s Song by Lindsey King

Appreciate Life – My Mum’s Song by Lindsey King

My mum, Lydia Nicoll, received palliative care at St. Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds from October to December 2018.  One thing that kept her going during her final weeks was The Swan Song Project. I’m not sure how she came upon the flier about the project but I remember...

The first 10 weeks of The Swan Song Project

The first 10 weeks of The Swan Song Project

The first 10 weeks of The Swan Song Project In May 2017 I began the first sessions for The Swan Song Project at Marie Curie Hospice Bradford.  I had been developing this project for what seemed like a long time, about 18 months since initial idea so I was very excited...

Marie Curie – “Songs can be the soundtrack to your life”

Marie Curie – “Songs can be the soundtrack to your life”

Musician and songwriter Ben Slack is helping people living with a terminal illness to compose songs about their lives. Working with Ben, people write and record a piece of music and then share it with friends and family if they wish to. Search for a song by Song or...

BBC News – Writing a song for family ‘to remember me by’

BBC News – Writing a song for family ‘to remember me by’

A Yorkshire charity is helping patients with terminal illnesses write a song they can leave behind for their loved ones. The Swan Song Project was started by Ben Slack at Marie Curie Hospice Bradford in May 2017. Vic Simborowski, who recently wrote a song with their...

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Interested in writing a song with us?

We are happy to support anyone living with a terminal illness, approaching end of life from other causes or dealing with a bereavement to write and record their own original song.
You can find out more information here or download the PDF below. Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to have an informal chat about it.

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