Children’s charity backed by Budleigh firm

PUBLISHED: 15:40 30 April 2013

Les Christiansen, chairman of Honeylands League of Friends, Simon Dutton, managing director of Paritor, and Ann Hoskins, Honeylands centre manager.

Les Christiansen, chairman of Honeylands League of Friends, Simon Dutton, managing director of Paritor, and Ann Hoskins, Honeylands centre manager.

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A Budleigh Salterton firm has named a charity which helps provide music therapy to children as its charity of the year.

Paritor, which produces education software, will be supporting the Honeylands Music Therapy Service through the Honeylands League of Friends.

The service supports preschool aged children with complex special needs. Some have little or no social interaction and can find language impossible, and for these children, music can provide a way to encourage their development and engagement with the world around them.

Paritor received a high number of applications for its charity of the year partnership, but it was the Honeylands that managed to gain the team’s vote.

Paritor managing director Simon Dutton said: “We are truly delighted that our staff have voted Honeylands Music Therapy Service to be our chosen charity in 2013. “Throughout the next 12 months our staff will come together to raise funds through a variety of events and activities, as well as aiding them in achieving a higher profile.”

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