14 July 2015
Local choir stimulates musical memories thanks to Principality
Members of a Swansea choir for people living with dementia have had their musical memories ignited by Principality Building Society.
The Red Café’s Musical Memories Choir in Mumbles has been given a new iPad by Wales’ largest building society’s Mumbles branch, which will allow the choir, which brings together people living with dementia and their carers, to access thousands of songs.
The Red Café is a community development charity based in Mumbles, which runs a wide variety of projects and activities with and for the local community. One of these projects includes the Musical Memories Choir, which is held every Friday at the Linden Church.
Helen Davies, Principality Building Society’s Mumbles branch manager, said: “We are delighted to support Mumbles by playing a part in the success of Red Café and the Musical Memories Choir. It is a fantastic initiative and it is great that we can respond to local needs through our branch sponsorship programme, which enables Principality to give something back to our communities.”
Helen Hunter, Project Manager for Red Cafe, said: “We are very grateful to the staff at Principality’s Mumbles branch for their kind support. With their generosity, we are now easily able to gain access to thousands of songs and to fuel the musical memories of our fantastic choir group.
“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.”
Principality Building Society is committed to supporting the Welsh community and provides sponsorship for various organisations across the country. In the last few months Principality has supported Ynystawe Cricket Club with new shirts, Birchgrove Primary School with new football goals after a fire and much more.