HEREFORDSHIRE Headway has received £ 3,335 to fund their community choir which was formed recently for members of Headway who have an acquired brain injury and people from the local community who would like to come and sing each week at Headway House in Credenhill.

The donation was provided by the Santander Foundation, which offers Discovery Grants to UK registered charities for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities.

Herefordshire Headway's rehabilitation centre in Credenhill provides tailored programmes to help people regain confidence and practical skills through a range of therapies, activities and outreach services.

Hilary Storer, music therapist at the centre said: "This grant will enable us to develop the choir. Music is adapted to make it fun to sing, but also help people with brain injuries, including strokes, to improve their speech, posture, breathing and the quality of their voice, while enjoying being part of a group."

The donation will help the centre develop links with the local community from which they welcome new members, so do get in touch if you would like to give it a try. Headway are also looking for an assistant who can sight-read well at the piano and ideally is able to sing too. Contact them on 01432 761000.

Amy Slack, manager at the Santander Foundation said: "The Santander Foundation makes hundreds of donations every year to good causes throughout the UK. Our Hereford branch is committed to playing a key part in the community and we are delighted to be supporting Herefordshire Headway and hope the donation makes a real difference to local people."