Coldplay have been awarded a Silver Clef by the Nordoff-Robbins music therapy charity.
For some people, music is much more important than simply a way to pass the time. Used as part of ongoing medical treatment, music can provide relief for those suffering from conditions such as autism, dementia, stokes and learning difficulties.
Proven to assist in opening up communication channels, music forms the focus of the work undertaken by the Nordoff-Robbins charity. Hosting the Silver Clef awards in June, the organisation are set to honour a series of top performers.
Coldplay have won Best British Act, and were clearly delighted at being honoured in such a way. "It means a huge amount to us to be named Best British Act by Nordoff Robbins at the 2013 O2 Silver Clef Awards" stated Chris Martin. "Nordoff Robbins is an organisation that lies very close to our hearts. They provide life-changing music therapy for thousands of people each year and we’re humbled to collect this award in their honour."
David Munns, Nordoff Robbins Chairman, said: "Coldplay are one of the British music industry’s great successes. With over 60 million album sales and five consecutive no.1 albums, I can think of no band better placed to win the Royal Albert Hall Best British Act Award. They have dominated the British music scene for a decade and their music has influenced a generation. Since the Silver Clef Awards began 38 years ago, the event has raised over £8 million for Nordoff Robbins, allowing us to transform the lives of many thousands of disadvantaged and vulnerable people with music therapy. But we still have a long way to go to ensure we can deliver our music services to all those who need them."
"This year, we hope to raise £500,000 from the Awards to fund 20,000 life-transforming music therapy sessions for children and adults across the UK."
In all, ten awards will be presents at the ceremony. Coldplay are set to pick up their trophy at the O2 Silver Clef Awards on June 28th at the London Hilton, Park Lane.