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Arsenal goalie Petr Cech shows off drum skills on Highgate charity visit

PUBLISHED: 10:00 07 May 2017

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech visited the refurbished Arsenal Foundation music therapy room at charity Nordoff Robbins in Highgate on Thursday.

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech visited the refurbished Arsenal Foundation music therapy room at charity Nordoff Robbins in Highgate on Thursday.

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Premier League goalkeeper Petr Cech performed an impromptu drum solo while visiting a music therapy charity.

Petr Cech outside the Arsenal Foundation's music therapy room at the Highgate centre.Petr Cech outside the Arsenal Foundation's music therapy room at the Highgate centre.

The player picked up the drumsticks whilst on a preview tour of charity Nordoff Robbins’s therapy centre in Lissenden Gardens, Highgate on Thursday.

Speaking afterwards, Arsenal’s star goalie said: “I’m so impressed with the facility, but what’s so special is the work that’s done here with people facing unimaginable challenges in their lives.

“The music therapy sessions offer a connection with the outside world for vulnerable people who can struggle with daily life. It offers a window of enjoyment,” he added.

Working with children with learning difficulties, on the autistic spectrum or with neurological disorders, the charity received funding from the club for a therapy room named after its foundation.

Petr said: “The players all support The Arsenal Foundation and it’s a privilege to see how the money is used to support people in our community. Seeing the centre today makes me so proud that we can achieve something that will help so many people.”

Director of fundraising at the charity, Jo Carter added: “Just like football, music can help children and young people with special needs reach their full potential.

“Every day our music therapists and beneficiaries create some truly wonderful moments together which last long after a session,” Jo said.

The refurbished centre’s official opening is due to take place later this month.


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