Grant for hospice community choir
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.”