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Salford Community Choir Receives Vital Funding

A Salford community choir has received vital funding to keep running for another six months after volunteers set it up as an independent group.

Salford Sings, which has been running since October 2018, recently received £1000 in funding from Salford CVS Health and Wellbeing fund.

Initially, funded by Pendleton Together the group proved so popular they decided to undertake Trustee training to form an official group. This new status meant they could apply for more funding from Salford CVS to help the choir survive long-term. They received £500 to help them start the choir as an official group, but they needed further funding for the choir to continue.

Choir rehearsals take place at Lombardy Court every Thursday at 2pm and they practice a variety of songs from the Beatles to modern day. The choir has approximately 20 members of a variety of ages – the oldest being 90! The group always look forward to greeting new members with a warm welcome.

Lynne Harrison, Community Initiatives Officer at Pendleton Together, said: “I am thrilled to see the choir go from strength to strength. It just proves that singing in a choir has a positive impact on people’s health and mental wellbeing.

“People from all backgrounds, who may have not met otherwise, are becoming great friends and are having so much fun doing it. I look forward to seeing what is next for Salford Sings!”

The choir has already performed for the local community in December 2018 at Tesco and Salford shopping precinct. The performance included a mixture of well known Christmas songs as well as local Salford songs, such as Matchstick Men and Dirty Old Town.

If you are interested in joining Salford Sings Choir, you can contact Lynne Harrison on 07860 952582.

A video about the choir.

A video of the choir's performance in December 2018.

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