Initiative uses music to share memories

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A new project for senior citizens is being extended to Morpeth.

The Royal Voluntary Service is setting up Music and Memories groups in communities across Northumberland. The money for this initiative has come from the Big Lottery Fund.

Those who come along will have the opportunity to share memories and become engaged in creative activities, whether it is playing a percussion instrument or joining in a sing-a-long.

Participants do not need to be musically talented.

They are available for people aged over 55 and the first Morpeth group event takes place on Tuesday between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. The parish hall at St Aidan’s Church in Stobhill is the venue – sessions for the first month will be free and £3 thereafter and pre-booking is not necessary.

Service manager Karen Renner said: “This project embraces the opportunity music offers to recall memories, participate in a creative group activity and engage in a meaningful past time.

“We also welcome anybody interested in assisting us at these sessions.”