Robert Pearson's story - TheMusicWorks
Robert Pearson embarks on a remarkable journey: One year sober and a 630-Mile Walk for The Music Works

Robert Pearson set out on an extraordinary endeavour on the 1st October 2022 – a one-year sobriety journey combined with a monumental 630-mile walk along the iconic Southwest Coastal Path. This incredible feat was aimed at raising funds and awareness for The Music Works, a charity he chose to support because of its impact on his brother, David, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child.

Robert recalls, “As far as I can remember David has been into his music, we are quite a musical family, and it was a way for us to really connect with him. However, growing up there wasn’t many opportunities out there to support David with making music.”

“For him now to be able to access an organisation like The Music Works is amazing.”

David has been working with Lee, The Music Works’ disability lead for over seven years and Robert recalls the incredible impact this has had on his brother.

“I remember going to one of his music sessions and David sang Coldplay’s ‘Yellow’ all the way through and that is when I thought “Wow! Music has really changed his life; he gets so much enjoyment out of it.”

Robert’s fundraising efforts exceeded his expectations, reaching on incredible total of £6,365.

“It was so lovely meeting Robert and his brother and to hear their story first hand while witnessing Robert’s dedication to our charity, was truly inspiring. We are so grateful for his efforts and the incredible total funds raised will help us transform even more young lives through the power of music.” [Michaela Pearson, Head of Fundraising at The Music Works].

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