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Chiltern Music Therapy opens 'iPod Pharmacy'

The idea is to provide comfort through music to people in hospital or care.

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 6:06am 18th August 2017. 2-minute read.

Chiltern Music Therapy opens 'iPod Pharmacy'

Chiltern Music Therapy have just opened an iPod Pharmacy.

They're asking people to donate their old iPods so they can be lent to people in hospital or care to provide comfort through music.

The iPods will be cleaned and distributed by the Chiltern Music therapists to their patients. For every iPod collected, Skull Candy will donate a pair of headphones to be given with each iPod.

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Chiltern Music Therapy said they can only accept iPods and not other MP3 players

The charity said:

In a hospital setting, someone’s old music player can be used to help take a patient’s mind off their treatment, pain, or environment, allowing them to lose themselves in their favourite music. Someone undergoing cancer treatment, for example would be able to listen to personalised music, chosen by their music therapist during their chemotherapy.

You can find out how to donate your old iPod here.

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