The Forget-me-not Chorus

Forget-me-not Chorus Community Choirs Wales

To run 3 projects with 4 community choirs in North & South Wales. Over 200 participants will be encouraged to engage with us creatively to create performance pieces, sharing their life histories, cultural traditions and experiences, empowering our choristers and giving them a real and resonant voice.

Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1151812)

Campaign target

£40,000

Amount raised

£41,890

Donations

174

Championed by National Lottery Heritage Fund

  • It is fantastic therapy for people with dementia and a happy relief for carers. We wish that it could continue for the length of our Alzheimer’s journey...

    — Choir Participant

  • I’ll never forget watching mum and dad dancing in rehearsals, holding each other close and loving life. Some sessions and concerts became challenging of course as dad’s condition deteriorated but no one turned a hair when he joined in with the professional tenor in one concert or sang a loud ‘amen’

    — Family member

Situation

To provide relief to the terrible loneliness and isolation felt by people living with dementia and their families. To give people with dementia a voice within the community. To raise the confidence of people with the diagnosis. To provide quality life experiences to those living with or alongside dementia.

Solution

The charity is testament to the potential of song, music and shared creativity to enrich and enhance people’s lives. The choirs provide a safe, supportive, normalising and nourishing place to make friends and join together in a joyful, positive experience.