Singing and music-making for better health, wellbeing and fun!
Promote better health and wellbeing for all ages and abilities through singing and music-making with others.
Provide fun, interactive music sessions that encourage participation and increase physical activity by using the voice, movement, percussion and/or props.
Work with people living with a range of social, physical or emotional conditions and their carers to help bring about the wide range of known social, emotional, physical and mental health benefits that singing and music-making with others can bring.
Work with health care professionals and community group leaders to understand particular health issues, where necessary, in order to design musical activities that can help bring about specific health needs or goals.
Help local musicians and other members of our community (including former participants!) develop their musicianship, skills and confidence by leading songs or sessions with our support. This helps build capacity within the PFC community and beyond! Some may wish to develop their skills further to become singing for health practitioners.
Manage the organisation via a voluntary management committee.
Provide volunteering opportunities relating to administration tasks as well as delivering sessions.
Operate on a not-for-profit basis to keep sessions at a low cost (if not free) to participants where possible. This may require fundraising activities such as making grant applications, seeking corporate sponsorship or private donations etc. Fundraising may also include delivering sessions at the full market rate to groups with the ability pay (thus a proportion of the fee can be used to help fund other sessions more cheaply or for free in the community).
Pay our session-leaders when we can. This is important if we are to properly support practitioners, build capacity and deliver sustainable services locally. We need to be able to recruit and help train people of working age as well as retired people. We also need funds to pay volunteers’ expenses and be able to cover running costs such as insurance and general administration expenses etc.