Space has kick-started its popular choir again after almost two years.
choir, which is designed to help people with chronic respiratory conditions,
has been a feature of Breathing Space for years but was forced to stop in 2020
due to Covid-19.
Breathing Space choir is made up of people who have gone through the centre’s
pulmonary rehabilitation programme and helps participants with breathing
exercises. It’s run by husband and wife team, Debbie and Paul Mellors, through
their Rainbow Connections Choirs organisation.
choir met on Monday at the Badsley Moor centre, much to the delight of members.
user, Barbara Jackson, said: “I’ve enjoyed it today it’s been lovely. Really
lovely. It helps us to breath and get to the bottom of the lungs, which is what
we need, otherwise we end up with pneumonia.
back at rehab now and all this helps me breathing. It also gets you through
winter with the breathing. It’s great.”
Rimmington said: “It feel absolutely fabulous being back. All of us have been
so giddy to start back again because we’re all friends and we haven’t seen one
Dapper said it’s been fantastic. “I can’t sing but it doesn’t really matter,
it’s exercising the lungs isn’t it. It’s going through the process and it’s one
of those little things that helps.”
choir has performed in various places and one of the last times was for World
COPD day, which was in 2019. They are hoping there will be another chance to
sing for the public again.
added: “The first week in December we’ve done two or three concerts with all
Debbie and Paul’s other choirs, all the school choirs, such a range from little
tots to old crinklies like us. But we’ve had a fabulous time at them.”
was clear that the group were happy to be there after such a long time and to
meet up with others.
can talk to people on the phone but it’s not like seeing people,” said Karen.
Pollington, Respiratory Nurse Consultant at Breathing Space, said: “We are
absolutely thrilled and delighted to welcome our Breathing Space choir back
into the building. And to see so many happy people ready to socialise and sing