Living with cancer? Enjoy singing?
Our Sing for Life choirs are therapeutic groups bringing together those affected by cancer to provide relaxation, support and an opportunity to meet like-minded people. The groups meet weekly and are open to anyone touched by cancer. Through singing we can help you reconnect with yourself, your community and others going through similar situations.
No singing experience is necessary and there is no pressure to perform; just relax and have fun!
“One of the best things about our groups is that there is no pressure to perform or even turn up every week. The Sing For Life Groups are intended for people living with or affected by cancer because Wessex Cancer Support believes both music and a sense of belonging can be immensely healing.”
Sue Edmonds, Musical Director of Cosham Sing for Life Group.
Benefits of singing
Whether you currently just sing in the car, the shower or hum along to your favourite tune, it is actually healing your body, mind and soul. Scientific studies have now proven that music can actually contribute to the healing process.
Singing, in particular, has a way of helping you to heal, as you take in more oxygen, which increases lung capacity, tones abdominal muscles and can improve circulation. This means that even a song sung out of tune can have many benefits.
Our groups can help you reconnect with yourself, your community and others going through a similar situation.
“During my radiotherapy, I found that a happy song got me through my treatment. When you are scared it was really lovely to find new friends that could give you tremendous encouragement and support.”Coralie, Cosham Sing for Life Choir
We currently have four singing groups for you to join.
Isle of Wight Sing for Life
Meet Monday 14.30-16.00
21 Lugley Street,
Isle of Wight PO30 5HD
Cosham Sing for Life
Meet Tuesday 14.00-16.00
Cosham Community Centre
Cosham PO6 3AP
Totton Sing for Life
Meet Wednesday 14.00-16.00
Hounsdown Community Hall,
Southampton SO40 9FG