Musical Keys’ long-standing CEO, Sallie Eastick MBE retired at the end of May. Sallie was instrumental in founding the charity back in 1990 when she found, along with other parents of children with disabilities, that her son George benefited hugely from the use of music and movement.

There was an excellent turnout for Sallie’s retirement party which was held on 9th June, it was an opportunity to celebrate fully what Sallie and Musical Keys have achieved over the last 28 years. In recognition of Sallie’s instrumental role in not only founding the charity but also seeing it through some difficult times – meaning that Musical Keys is well and truly still here today – the Trustees have invited Sallie to become a Patron.

We are delighted to announce that she has accepted the role, joining existing Patron, pianist Kit Downes! Sallie says:

“I was very pleased to be asked – being a patron allows me to still have an active interest in Musical Keys and to be able to promote the work of the charity as and whenever the opportunity arises.”

Musical Keys’ new CEO, Ed Maxfield, agrees: “We’re sure that Sallie will prove to be a great ambassador for Musical Keys; everyone at Musical Keys welcomes Sallie to this new role”.