The Voice cLoud – Delia’s Story
Held fortnightly at The Seagull Theatre in Lowestoft, the music-for-wellbeing project celebrates the history and cultural heritage of music from the Waveney and Suffolk coast. Focusing on maritime music and folk songs, The Voice cLoud offers its choir members – carers and locals – time for themselves to help alleviate stress, isolation and exhaustion.
Delia, who is a member of the choir, commented: “It was actually through bereavement that I started singing. I lost my partner to cancer and because I was alone, I was going through the worst time of my life. So I got myself out and got myself singing.
“It’s quite tragic actually, because four years ago I got diagnosed with cancer myself. I am only being maintained on chemo at the moment so, my life will end. Don’t know when. But before it does I’m going to enjoy myself as much as I can.
“It’s carrying me through my illness. It’s getting me there and I love it.”
Funded by People’s Health Trust, using money raised by HealthIntend CIC through The Health Lottery, The Voice cLoud not only uses singing to benefit its choir members’ wellbeing but also the happiness of the community. Working across prisons, schools, care homes, mental health settings, palliative caregiving and end of life units, the group helps foster and flourish a connected community across all ages and classes.
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