A SINGING group that exists to bring together communities in Stirling with a focus on overall wellbeing has landed funding from our Community Fund towards a much-needed electric piano.Stirling Wellbeing Choir, which runs from Allan Park South Church, has received £500, helping it to secure the new instrument, guaranteeing live backing music for years to come.
Covering a huge range of pop, Scottish traditional and contemporary Christian songs, it has become a positive force for members, helping to alleviate loneliness, build lasting friendships and combat a range of anxieties and depressions.
The group, which has members from 17 to 92, with every generation in-between, was founded three years ago and is run by volunteers – and is led by local choir leader and music teacher Amy Turtle.
Sally Forshaw, of Allan Park South Church, said: “Singing together is a proven anti-depressant. It raises endorphins and helps forge incredible bonds.”[/wpv-noautop]
Jason MacGilp, Chief Executive of Cairn Housing Association, said: “The Stirling Wellbeing Choir is such a positive local initiative, doing inspiring work that has such a positive impact.” You’ll find more information about the Cairn Community Fund and how to apply on our website:https://www.cairnha.com/