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New Local Choir Group with Added Health Benefits

New Local Choir Group with Added Health Benefits

Categories: Gold Tier Partners Health & Wellbeing

Freedom Leisure, which operates Brighton & Hove’s seven leisure centres on behalf of Brighton & Hove City Council are launching a new singing for health and wellbeing group at its Moulsecoomb Community Leisure Centre.

This brand new project for adults is being offered by Freedom Leisure, who believes there are many people in Moulsecoomb and the surrounding areas of Brighton and Hove, who would greatly benefit.

Community singing has been proven to support good health, both physical and mental, and is also a great way for people who don’t normally get involved with community groups to do so.

Singing as a group is proven to improve disorders like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Parkinson’s Disease, while the benefits to mental health are even more wide reaching; with conditions such as depression, stress, anxiety, low self-esteem and social isolation all improved by singing in a community.

The benefits of community singing are so great that Freedom Leisure has been given a grant by ‘Awards For All: The Big Lottery Fund’ who award money to causes it believes are a benefit to local communities.

Sarah McCorry, Freedom Leisure Community Sports Development Officer, says: “The aim is to use singing as a way to reduce social isolation and aid good health in the area.”

McCorry Adds: “This project is specifically targeted at those who don’t currently do many other social activities. Singing and joining a choir has become really popular in recent years and we want to reach out to all residents in and around Moulsecoomb to say ‘what have you got to lose?’ Simply come along and see if you enjoy it, you don’t have to be a good singer, everyone is welcome.”

The new group starts on 8 May and is being led by a very experienced, local singing teacher, who fully supports the programme and helped to secure the grant.

Please keep an eye on the Moulsecoomb Community Leisure Centre page for details or email sarah.mccorry@freedom-leisure.co.uk with enquiries.