'Singing for Lung Health Wolverhampton' is a weekly singing group for adults with respiratory problems. The group started up on September 23rd 2015 with an initial 12 weeks of funding from the British Lung Foundation, a national charity leading the fight against lung disease. This funding runs out on December 16th 2015.
No previous experience of singing is necessary and there's no need to be able to read sheet music because all songs are taught by ear.
New friendships have formed since the group began, with attendees saying how much they enjoy the camaraderie within the group. Sessions are a lot of fun!
Many of the people attending have chronic lung conditions which are potentially very limiting on their quality of life. This group offers a weekly opportunity for something to look forward to and aim towards.
Relaxation and breathing exercises help people to manage their conditions and develop better breath control.
We sing traditional songs from around the world in rounds and in harmony, as well as 'busking' classic pop songs. All the songs are chosen to suit people with breathing problems.
Reaching the £800 target will help the group to continue for another term. The funding will help pay for the venue, refreshments and the singing leaders time.