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Will you help ensure every child in Sheffield has access to music?

Today we are launching our Musical Stars campaign. Working with Sheffield Music Hub, we want Telegraph readers to help us raise £20,000 to support our city’s musicians of the future.

Of course it is also about instruments and affordable teaching, but sometimes the real barriers appear well before that stage

It isn’t necessarily about the obvious things. This money will help make sure children can afford the bus fare to reach music lessons, or that an adult is available to help them make the journey.

Of course it is also about instruments and affordable teaching, but sometimes the real barriers appear well before that stage.

We all know it isn’t fair that children in some areas of the city have less access to music, or that some families simply don’t know how to help their young music lovers.

That is where Musical Stars steps in to level the playing field, or perhaps giving more string to the city’s musical bow would be more apt.

So will you help?

You can read all about our £20,000 appeal over the page, as well as expert opinion on the difference music can make to young lives.

In coming weeks we’ll be sharing more stories about musical youngsters and how you can help.

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