Choir set up by Northwich mum for disabled daughter celebrates first birthday (From Northwich Guardian)
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Choir set up by Northwich mum for disabled daughter celebrates first birthday
A MOTHER who formed a choir to give her daughter someone to sing with is delighted to be celebrating the group’s first anniversary.
Northwich resident Catherine de Haas set up Singing Space last February so that her daughter, 24-year-old Johanna, who suffers with cerebral palsy, could spend time with others who have a love of song.
The group, which now has between 10 and 12 regular members, celebrated its anniversary with cake and balloons.
Catherine said: “We had a lovely time.
“We’re just so delighted that we’ve been going for this length of time – we’ve got quite a gelled group but we’re always looking for more members.
“If we had regular numbers of around 15 to 20 we’d have a much better choir.
“Anyone can come along – we’ve got a mixture of all sorts of people.”
Based at the Salvation Army on Tabley Street, Singing Space aims to help build confidence and increase singing ability while promoting companionship.
“We meet every Thursday at 1.30pm until 2.30pm. Then we have a cup of tea and a biscuit and stay together for a little bit after that.
“It’s about the companionship – it’s about doing something together and spending time together.”