Grant for hospice com­mu­nity choir

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A HOSPICE’S com­mu­nity choir that has been meet­ing weekly on a trial ba­sis has been given a grant.

Ren­nie Grove Hospice Care’s Com­mu­nity Choir, which meets ev­ery Thurs­day evening at Grove House in St Al­bans, has been given a grant from St Al­bans City and Dis­trict com­mu­nity grants Fund.

The choir will make a de­but per­for­mance at the Chiltern Mu­sic Fes­ti­val on Satur­day, Au­gust 27 at the Dash­wood Arms in Piddington, near High Wy­combe, and has plans to ex­pand its mem­ber­ship base fol­low­ing the grant.

Ren­nie Grove di­rec­tor of nurs­ing and clin­i­cal ser­vices Sue Varvel, said: “We’re thrilled to have re­ceived this fund­ing be­cause lo­cal peo­ple, in­clud­ing our pa­tients, are al­ready ben­e­fit­ting from the project. There is a great sense of achieve­ment when we all sing to­gether and a unan­i­mous sen­ti­ment that it’s an up­lift­ing and in­vig­o­rat­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. The grant means we can scale up the project, The choir will help lo­cal peo­ple get in­volved in lo­cal life by pro­vid­ing a weekly op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in a free, cre­ative group ac­tiv­ity with proven health ben­e­fits.”

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