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Our Dementia Choir in Ely, still singing together after more than a year, joined by new singing stars!

Registered Charity All In Sound, is delighted that their dementia choir in Ely is still singing strong after more than a year and is proving more popular than ever.  Thanks to a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund, as well as more local funding from Hopkins Homes, through Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, City of Ely Council, and Ely Community Events, the group that meets each week is on a roll!

People who are living with dementia, memory loss and their carers come together to sing songs, learning new ones as well as old favourites, in a friendly and inclusive environment, and more recently have been delighted to welcome some fantastic young people from our very own Ely College.

Kathryn Rowland, Director of All In Sound, and Group Leader says “When we started this group, we had no idea on the impact it could have, and now each week we can see how important the group has become to each and every person.  It is an absolute delight to work alongside Ely College Head of Music, Tim Vinall, to share songs and ideas, that we can all do together, and the feedback so far has been amazing. A choir makes a real community, and I think this illustrates what a positive community Our Dementia Choir here in Ely is.”

Tim Vinall from Ely College commented on the positive attitude of the Year 7 and 8 attendees: “Our students have been very positive and the commitment they have made to supporting those affected by Alzheimer’s has been outstanding. 

Our PLEDGES programme, followed by all our students here at Ely College, encourages service and engagement with the wider community.  The students who have been involved are already showing how to be great community leaders and good citizens. As a college we are so proud of them all!”

For any more information about All In Sound, and Sing! Together, or if you would like to join then please contact Kathryn Rowland on 01353 662022 or email: kathryn@allinsound.co.uk  You can also support Sing! Together and keep Our Dementia Choir in Ely singing for years to come, by visiting our Just Giving page:   www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/allinsound

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