Healthy choir to strike a chord at White Rose Shopping Centre

Giving Voice, a choir for adults with neurological conditions and their carers set up by Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust will be entertaining shoppers at White Rose Shopping Centre on Saturday 28 February.

The choir will impress shoppers with a range of songs from the decades and be joined by partnership organisations, Alzheimer’s Society, Parkinson’s UK, Carer Leeds, Multiple Sclerosis Society and Arts@Trinity. There will be two performances during the day, at 11.30am and 2pm. 

The choir, which was founded nine months ago, has been busy learning new songs as well as practising old favourites. Wendy Neill, speech and language therapist at the trust’s Speech and Swallowing Service who set up the choir, said: “ It is great to see the progress members make and the positive impact the choir has on their lives, all the members are excited and looking forward to performing our new songs to the public.

Songbooks will be provided so the audience can sing-a-long with the choir. The day will provide a great opportunity to showcase the choir to a wider audience, hopefully attract new members and a great opportunity to work together with our partner organisations.

The group, which is free to attend, meets every week between 6.30pm and 8pm at Holy Trinity Church on Boar Lane, Leeds. For further information, emailgivingvoice@outlook.com or call 0113 220 8528.

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For media enquiries please contact:

Sarah Elwell

Communications Officer

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Tel: 0113 220 8514

Email: sarahelwell@nhs.net

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Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust provides a range of community services in Leeds for adults and children including community nursing, health visiting, physiotherapy, community dentistry, primary care mental health, smoking cessation and sexual health services. Visit www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk for more information.

Giving Voice is a national campaign that aims to demonstrate how speech and language therapy makes a difference to people with speech, language and communication needs, their families, and the wider society. For more information about the campaign, visitwww.givingvoice.org.