With Josephine from St.Helens Music Service helping us to find our voices, we all enjoyed the benefits of singing together. Singing can have some of the same effects as exercise, like the release of endorphins, which give the singer an overall "lifted" feeling and are associated with stress reduction. It's also an aerobic activity, meaning it gets more oxygen into the blood for better circulation, which tends to promote a good mood.
We couldn't have achieved this without support from shoppers who kindly supported us by voting with tokens at Tesco Extra in St.Helens. With the £2000 awarded we have been able to fund sessions to enable our members, volunteers and staff to enjoy singing together and improve our long term well-being.