Volunteer appeal for community singing group

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Fri 12th January 2024

A community singing group is appealing for volunteers to help run the fun filled sessions which take place across Derbyshire – including in the Alfreton area.
Ellie Fessey runs regular Singing for the Brain sessions at The Junction 28 Church in South Normanton, Pinxton Village Hall, and at The Bridge Baptist Church in Sutton In Ashfield.
Ellie said: “For any kindhearted people who want to do something extremely meaningful with your free time, then please consider becoming a volunteer at one of our singing for the brain groups.
“Our groups are Dementia friendly, but are open to everyone within the community. Our groups are filled with music, fun and laughter, I guarantee, you will leave feeling fantastic and will be making a big positive impact on people’s lives.
“We need people to help set up tables and chairs, handing songbooks out, meeting and greeting members, making and serving tea, coffee and biscuits, as well as tidying up after.”
Ellie continued: “If this is something you would be interested in, then you would need to be available for the Sutton group between 10.15am to 12.15pm every other Thursday, and the South Normanton Group is 10.45am to 12.45pm every other Tuesday.
“Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need to know anymore information about these voluntary positions.”

The Singing for the Brain sessions which Ellie host in our area take place at:

The Junction 28 Church in South Normanton on Tuesday, January 9 and every other Tuesday at 11am-12.30pm.

Pinxton Village Hall on Monday, January 15, and then every other Monday between 1.15pm-2.45pm

The Bridge Baptist Church & Community Centre in Sutton In Ashfield on Thursday, January 4, and every other Thursday at 10.30am-Midday.

To find out more information about what Ellie offers through her singing sessions, go to here, or call her on 07813 148373.

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