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New choir is hoping to hit the right note for stroke survivors

Julie Glaister from The Stroke Association with some of the members of the new choir

Julie Glaister from The Stroke Association with some of the members of the new choir

Stroke survivors and their carers from across Leyland are discovering their musical side by joining a new choir.

The Stroke Association, in partnership with NHS Chorley and South Ribble Clinical Commissioning Group, has organised the singing group, which is made up of more than 20 people who have been affected by stroke, their families and carers.

The choir launched in March and will meet each month at St Ambrose Church on Moss Lane.

Julie Glaister, from the Stroke Association, explained that one third of those who suffer from strokes will have aphasia, which affects people’s ability to communicate.

This can impact on speaking, reading, writing or understanding.

She said: “Aphasia has a massive impact on stroke survivors’ lives and some people can find singing is a good form of expression.

“We hope that the choir will help people discover a new talent or rediscover an old one.

“Whether you’re an absolute beginner or an expert, it’s fun and friendly for all involved.”

To find out more information about the new choir, you can give Julie a ring on 01772 456510.

 

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