Vote For Us! Our dementia singing project Songs For You Cannock is in the running for a £4000 grant from Tesco’s Bags of Help fund.
The stores where we will be taking part are:
Cannock Tesco Superstore (Heath Hayes)
Hednesford Tesco Superstore
Great Wyrley Esso Tesco Express
Cannock Stafford Tesco Express
So if you do shop in any of these, please do consider posting your token in our box! Voting takes place in July and August. Shoppers are given a token at the checkout and can vote for one of three projects by posting the token into the appropriate box on the way out.
Songs for You are fun-filled singing sessions in Cannock community for people living well with dementia, their carers or loved ones (open to other older adults) organised by Arts For Health. They allows people to meet, socialise and engage in an activity in a friendly environment. People can have a good natter, cup of tea and cake and sing songs ranging from The Beatles, Presley and Sinatra to songs dating back to the 30s and 40s.
Project lead Helen Wilson says “Songs for You helps people reconnect and enjoy having quality time together. Singing is a positive and evocative tool helping people with dementia to reconnect themselves and their history through recalled songs and lyrics. These sessions are often their highlight of the week, winning a cash boost from Tesco Bags of Help would enable us to continue running these much needed sessions”.
Feedback: "Thank you it is great to be able to share something with my husband." "We love coming, it makes us feel very good to be alive." “Once again a very pleasurable afternoon. Feel happier than when I came.”