“We would like to tank the North West Ipswich Big Local Trust for funding this amazing project.
A big thank you also goes to Trish Bessell (Music Facilitator), David Baalham (guitar), Keep On ROckin’ members and The Recording Booth for all their hard work in making this CD happen and the fun day we had recording it.
Thanks also to Sam Thurlow for the photos and artwork, and Julie Seager for the lovely lunch and cakes.
The sales of this CD will help KOR and other community services delivered by ActivLives.
If you’d like to get your own copy, please call us on 01473 345350. CDs are £5 each.
This award would make a huge difference to us and help build our community, grow new ActivHubs and provide activities that improve people’s health, promote self-care and enable older people to come together socially.
You can vote online, by SMS text, via Twitter and in participating Lloyds Bank branches.
They sung in the Buttermarket around Christmas. They sing in different care homes and community events each week or 2.
But one day, the group was asked to perform in Ipswich Hospital in the Dementia ward as part of Dementia Awareness Week. This meant they were singing more 1 to 1 than to a large crowd so it almost added pressure to their performance. But as soon as they saw the patience dancing in their beds and with a smile from ear to ear they started to get into their groove – filling half the hospital with music.
They even performed in the public canteen where they were met by a crowd of people. There was a lot of people who didn’t know why they were there, or why they were singing – but they still enjoyed the beautiful singing.