Local choir fight to keep singing in the community

Birmingham based choir, the Wellbeing Choir are fighting to secure funding to keep singing and support their members, many of whom have mental health issues.

Steve McCabe MP has been contacted by a number of his constituents who are part of the Wellbeing Choir worried about funding cuts they face. The Wellbeing Choir is unique in that it brings music into the community to embrace and include people from all walks of life via uplifting songs. Many of the choir’s members have mental health issues and members have told Steve that they feel the choir is instrumental in their treatment and recovery.

The Wellbeing Choir’s NHS funding has been cut, but undeterred they have entered a competition in a bid to win funding to keep them singing in the community for another year. Their ultimate aim being to become self-financing, they have applied to The Aviva Community Fund Awards and need votes to keep singing. Voting is open until 30 May 2015, to vote please follow the link: https://community- fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/Project/View/3552

Steve McCabe MP said:

“I think the Wellbeing Choir is a fantastic initiative and it’s great to see that they are being proactive about funding. The choir is inclusive, a credit to Birmingham and more importantly, they sound great!”

The Wellbeing Choir give their time voluntarily, to find out more about their story, watch their short video here

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