Charity of the Year

Every year choir members nominate and vote to select ‘Our Charity of the Year’.

This year we are proud to be supporting:

The Forget-me-Not Chorus is a Cardiff based charity that supports people with dementia and their families through weekly singing and creative workshops.

With three choirs, in Cardiff North, South & Vale and Newport, each week the choirs meet to sing, rehearse and have fun under the baton of music director, Kate Woolveridge. The charity was formed in January 2012 by founders Kate Woolveridge and Sarah Teagle, who had both been working with the group since 2010 under the umbrella of Welsh National Opera and Cardiff & Vale Alzheimer’s Society.

Each weekly rehearsal lasts 2 hours and is singing led with other creative arts activities such a concerts, dance and writing. The Forget-me-Not Chorus work on projects throughout the year, each designed to take the participants on a journey together with the person they love, showing that a good quality of life can be achieved together, despite dementia, and then through an ‘end of project’ performance sharing this with their wider friends and family. To view galleries and videos of their work in action click here.

The Forget-me-Not Chorus aims to empower both people with dementia and their families to use their voice in song to express themselves and to use the power of music to provide an escape from the everyday caring routine – providing a sense of normality, giving families a positive experience of being together.

For more information:

www.forgetmenotchorus