Choir formed from Moulsecoomb's 'singing for health' programme

The singing for health groupThe singing for health group
The singing for health group
A singing for health programme, which started in November, is proving so popular that a choir has now been formed.

Freedom Leisure, which operates Brighton and Hove’s seven leisure centres on behalf of the city council, said it is 'delighted' as its new singing for health and wellbeing group at Moulsecoomb Community Leisure Centre has proved to be a success.

To mark the group’s progression, it will be undertaking its first public performance at the centres ‘Older People's Christmas Morning’ on Monday, December 18 from 11am.

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Freedom Leisure said community singing supports good health, both physical and mental, and is also a great way for people who don’t normally get involved with community groups to do so.

Joby Johnson, Freedom Leisure centre manager, said: “The aim behind launching the programme was to use singing as a way to help reduce social isolation and aid good health in the area, but we couldn’t have imagined how much more it would do for our attendees, and the feedback has been truly wonderful!

"The best bit is that they have formed a close group and now count themselves as a choir – we are waiting for an announcement of their name any day now!

“Each year we run a Christmas morning event for older residents with some fun activities on offer to try out, finishing off with hot drinks and mince pies, and we are delighted that this year we will also have the group performing Christmas carols.”

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Anyone is welcome to attend the event on Monday, with boccia, bowls and badminton all available.

To join the singing for health sessions, which run each Monday at 11am, call 01273 622266, or visit: