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Music for Babies Available to Raise Money for Harriet

A local musician has produced an album of music for babies and toddlers to raise money for the Help Harriet campaign.


“Music For Little Stars” is a series of short compositions recorded on guitars, keyboards and orchestral instruments, designed to help babies and toddlers relax.


The price is not fixed – people can pay what they like – and the album and its artwork are available to download at  It would make an excellent Christmas present for any child under 2.


This is part of a wider campaign to help raise funds for the Help Harriet campaign and raise awareness of what is still an undiagnosed condition.


Harriet is 18 months old and was born unable to suck or swallow.  She needs a tracheotomy to enable her to breathe and has had to have major surgery on her spine to stop its curve affecting her internal organs.  Her neurological disorders are still undiagnosed.


Her family are raising money to fund a special room for Harriet and to pay for the equipment that keeps her alive.  Recent fundraising activities include a cycle event at Inchcape Toyota and unique “full monty” calendar of Spondon Traders.


Ben Haynes, who produced the album, said: “I have a daughter the same age as Harriet and when I heard about the campaign a year ago I really felt I wanted to help out.  I hope this raises a few pounds for an excellent cause.  I’m just glad I didn’t have to get my kit off in the snow like the Spondon Traders did…”


Harriet’s website is


For further information or enquiries about Harriet, please contact Penny Murphy at .

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