Preston,Chorley, Wigan and St Helen’s Rock Choir entered the festive spirit and raised the money during their last week of rehearsals.

Choir leader Laura Bennett said: “We were proud to sing at Lancashire Mind’s successful Mental Elf fun run but wanted to do more. We all came dressed as elves to our last rehearsals of the year.”

The Rock Choir, which has 280 members, have been singing together for just two years. Laura added: “Lancashire Mind do fantastic work with communities and organisations to help make a happier Lancashire and we know singing is great
way to make everyone feel better and boost their wellbeing.”

Amy Sheehan Daly, Operations Manager for Lancashire Mind and also a choir member, said: “Boosting wellbeing and taking care of your mental health is central to what we do at Lancashire Mind and as Laura said singing is a great way to do this. As a member of the choir myself I know this to be true!”

Lancashire Mind’s vision is Mental Wellbeing for All and the charity wants everyone to be aware of and know how to improve their mental wellbeing. Promoting five ways to wellbeing is just one of their initiatives and they encourage everyone to Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give.

Amy said: “Lancashire Mind relies on fundraising events such as the Mental Elf fun run and organisations like the choir donating, in order to continue the important work we do right across Lancashire. We ‘re extremely grateful for all the  support we receive from people who want to help make a difference to people's lives across Lancashire.”

Lancashire Mind is a company limited by guarantee (company number 3888655) and a registered charity in England and Wales (registered number 1081427) at 80-82 Devonshire Road, Chorley, Lancs, PR7 2DR. Lancashire Mind are registered with the Fundraising Regulator. For all enquiries, call us on 01257 231660.
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