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will raise funds for Burnham's Music For the Memory group
Dementia singing group called 'Music for the Memory', run by volunteers
in Burnham-On-Sea, is set to hold a fundraising concert.
The group's event will be held on Saturday 20th February at 7.30pm
in Burnham's Baptist Church.
are priced at £5 and are available from 'Home Hardware'
in Burnham High Street.
the banner of 'Singing for the Brain', the group of people with
memory-related illnesses have been meeting together with carers
and relatives at Burnham Baptist Church for just over two years.
initiative, which has been developed by the Alzheimers Society,
enables the group to meet in a relaxed environment to perform
a variety of songs and simple exercises," one of the volunteers,
Julie Skinner, told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
enriches the well being of people at a time when the quality of
their lives has been limited by their illness, and the benefits
to those who use the service have been well documented generally.
occurrence of group members being able to manage a song when at
times unable to manage a conversation is commonplace, and it is
widely known that music helps to stimulate memory which is otherwise
was not generally known until recently was that the funding which
had been provided by local organisations in order to enable the
provision of this service was only available for a limited time,
and due to this provision coming to an end it was recently announced
that in the absence of further funding, sadly the group would
shortly have to fold in Burnham.
rapidly took place among a group of willing volunteers within
the group, and it was soon agreed that all should be done to keep
the group meeting regularly, and a community group was quickly
formed for this purpose, under the banner Music for the
Memory This has enabled the group to continue to meet with
a minimum of disruption.
of Burnham on Sea Baptist Church have gone to considerable lengths
to re-schedule some of their activities in order to accommodate