MNN has promoted the formation of this singing and movement group, in association with Professor Grenville Hancox of the Canterbury Cantata Trust and Trish Vella-Burrows of the Sidney De Hann Centre for Arts & Health. This therapeutic activity has been proven to be effective for those with Parkinson's Disease and the research has now been widened to include ALL other neurological conditions.
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Funding News: We have just heard the great news that Medway Skylarks has been awarded a grant of £1,040 by Medway CCG Small Grants scheme administered by Involving Medway via Medway Community Foundation. This will fully fund 'Sing to the Beat' practioners, who run the sessions, for a full term of 13 weeks. Medway Skylarks received a grant of £1,000 from the Aviva Community Fund last year, as a result of an application by Arthur Waters. We would like to thank all those that helped apply for these grants, and of course we would like to thank the organisations that provided them.
Grenville Hancox, Honorary Professor of Music and Well being at the University of Kent/ Canterbury Cantata Trust, has been closely involved with developing the Skylarks movement and sees this new group as leading the way for other developments nationally. Prof. Hancox said, "Medway Skylarks, supported by the Medway Neurological Network, will show how singing can help and compliment traditional medical approaches to combating neurological problems and is part of a campaign to secure Singing on Prescription and change our world!”
Medway Skylarks has also been invited to give a number of local performances, which they are very willing to do to help promote this therapy.
Examples of recent performances are highlighted below including: Medway Clinical Commissioning Group AGM on 26 September 2018; wHoo Cares Afternoon Tea at High Halstow on 7 September 2018; Grain Carnival & Fete on 21 July 2018; Parkinson's UK Awareness Event, Hempstead Valley on 11 April 20128; Medway Neurological Fair on 24 March 2018; and Medway Youth Trust Charity Fete at Gillingham Park on 15 August 2017.
If you click on the indicated pictures below you can watch videos of Medway Skylarks singing at: the Medway Clinical Commissioning Group AGM, Medway Neurological Fair on 24 March 2018 and below that, the Medway Youth Trust Charity Fete on 15 August 2017. Many thanks to Trevor Nagler for filming and editing the Neuro-Fair videos.