A SINGING group for people with breathing problems has received £500 after a fundraiser. The money was raised by Katie Brammeld, a daughter of one of the Sing4Breath Choir members, thanks to a series of fundraising events which took place over Christmas. These included cake sales, raffle and sweets sales.

The group helps those who suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which is a type of obstructive lung disease characterised by long-term breathing problems and poor airflow.

The group meets weekly to try to improve members’ health through song. Whether you have respiratory problems or not – everyone is welcome to attend.

The choir, with members from across Worcestershire, is giving local COPD sufferers the chance to join and meet like-minded people. No previous experience, auditions or music reading is necessary to join the club.

New members are welcome to turn up and sing at a free taster session, which is led by professional choir leader, Hilary Davies. The sessions, which are held every Thursday, include breathing and singing warm-ups. Members are charged £5 per session which contributes towards paying for the venue.

Sing4Breath is based at The Old Elizabethan’s Cricket Clubhouse, in Droitwich Road, Worcester, and meets every Thursday during term-time between 10am and 11.30pm.

To find out more, call Sheila Spragg on 01905 621991 or email sheila@brammeld.net.