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29 January 2014, 10:00 | Updated: 29 January 2014, 13:17
Classic FM's John Suchet has officially opened the Classic FM Lecture Room at the London headquarters of music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins.
The new lecture facility was funded by money raised by the Classic FM Foundation, and is a part of the charity's refurbishment of their Kentish Town base.
The Classic FM Foundation has been supporting Nordoff Robbins since 2010, raising over £250,000 in that time. £45,000 of the amount raised has gone towards the new lecture hall. The money was raised through Classic FM's Christmas Appeal, collections at Classic FM Live events and through listener donations.
Dr Marcus Stephan, CEO of Nordoff Robbins, commented: "As well as being the UK’s leading private provider of music therapy, we also train music therapists to Masters level. This training is a key part of our work, securing the future of our profession."
He continued: "I would like to say a big thank you to Classic FM’s Managing Director Darren Henley and The Classic FM Foundation for their continued support and for leaving us with a lasting legacy for our students."
John Suchet said: "We are delighted to continue funding Nordoff Robbins’ vital work by ensuring we can help them provide the perfect environment and resources required to train the next generation of music therapists."