Today would have been T. Rex singer Marc Bolan’s 70th birthday and to celebrate his legacy the Marc Bolan London Music Project (MBLMP) has generously donated a new memorial bandstand and garden, at the site of the our new children’s hospice, The Ark.
We are thrilled to unveil the Marc Bolan Memorial Bandstand which, when The Ark is completed, will be a place for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions to express themselves musically, to enjoy themselves and make precious moments with their families.
Mike Torry, from the MBLMP joined us at the unveiling and said, “Now that the memorial has been presented to Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice – and as Marc is looking down on us, which I feel he is – I can stand back and know, we did it.”
The bandstand has been designed to make subtle references to Marc Bolan and the music of T. Rex. For those in the know, these include a frog, Dandy the guard dog sitting next to a wishing well, ten Diclorilla rose bushes – the official Marc Bolan Rose, a wizard, two white swans and a guitar inscribed with the words, ‘I want to give every child the chance to dance’. We look forward to our children making music and dancing in this wonderful bandstand and garden.