Jennifer is a keen flautist who was struggling to play as she suffers from severe Rheumatoid Arthritis. Due to this, she had to give up playing years ago as the pain became too much.

However, when studying Music and Education at university, Jennifer resumed her passion and asked for help from us, to fund buying a specialist flute head joint, which has now given her the opportunity to continue her musical journey in The Riverside Band!

This is what Jennifer has had to say about how it has helped her:

‘Since having the new head joint, I have been able to play without shoulder or neck pain. It took some getting used to but now I find it easy to use and I am well used it. Often, I play in 1st Flute because I now have the capacity to practice without pain. I also play in church and really enjoy it. It has been incredibly useful.’