Singing group seeks volunteers
Volunteers are being sought for a Singing for the Brain group at Lockeridge.
The friendly group meets at Kennet Valley Hall every Thursday morning and is for people in the early to mid stages of dementia and their family carers.
It has been meeting for two years and now needs more volunteers to provide a friendly welcome, serve refreshments and join in with the singing, which is led by a trained teacher. It also has spaces for more members.
Angela Munn, who has been taking her mother Doreen to the group since it started, said: “It is absolutely brilliant. It is the one thing my mother really likes to do. She loves coming along and singing and seeing everyone.
“She doesn’t really recognise the faces but she recognises the atmosphere of the group and loves being a part of it. She used to sing in a choir so singing has always been important to her, although you don’t need to be a good singer to enjoy the group. Everyone joins in as much as they like.”
The group is run by independent Wiltshire charity Alzheimer’s Support and is funded by Wiltshire Council.
To volunteer, or to find out more, contact Caroline on 07546 496457 or Annie on 01380 739055.