Published date
Sunday, 15 March, 2015

Stroke Association, in partnership with Head for Arts, is organising the choir, which is made up of people who have been affected by stroke, their family and carers.

The choir meet at Hollybush and Coed Eva Community Hall every Thursday from 12.30 to 1.30 pm. The Stroke Association hope to connect with stroke survivors, family and carers that may not have had support from the organisation before.

“I was in a choir for many years before my stroke so I love having the opportunity to sing again. My voice isn’t what it used to be but it’s improving the more we practise. After a few months I now consider it part of my recovery and it’s something new and exciting to look forward to with my fellow group members.”
Stroke survivor and volunteer Vanessa Langford
“I love working with all the choir members and the Stroke Association. It's such an honour to be a part of this project. Singing is so healing and makes us feel happy. Everyone goes away from the sessions smiling after an hour of fun!"
Alison Shone, Musical Director of the Strike a Chord choir
“In Wales there are over 11,000 strokes each year and it is the leading cause of severe adult disability. As stroke can affect the whole family we’re hoping not only will our group members join us but also their family, friends and carers. It really is open to the community. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or an expert, it will be fun and friendly for all involved.”
Lucy Thomas, Community Development and Partnerships Manager at the Stroke Association Wales

To find out more about the choir please contact Lucy Thomas on 02920 524400 or email For more information about stroke, call the Helpline on 0303 30 33 100 or visit

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