Each year the members of Chester Bach Singers nominate a charity local to the Chester area to support throughout the season. We support the nominated charity through retiring collections, especially at our Carol Concerts around Christmas, but also through other fundraising events including sponsored walks, cake bakes, bring and buy sales, and many others.
The nominated good cause for the 2016/17 season is:
Singing for the Brain is a service provided by Alzheimer’s Society which uses singing to bring people together in a friendly and stimulating social environment.
Singing is not only an enjoyable activity, it can also provide a way for people with dementia, along with their carers, to express themselves and socialise with others in a fun and supportive group.
Hidden in the fun are activities which build on the well-known preserved memory for song and music in the brain. Even when many memories are hard to retrieve, music is especially easy to recall.