22 April 2024

Sounds Better CIC celebrates after receiving £10k of National Lottery funding

Local community group Sounds Better CIC is celebrating after being awarded £10k in
National Lottery funding to support its work with Salisbury Breathless Singers, a singing
group for people living with lung conditions, breathlessness or long Covid.

The group, which meets in person in Wilton and also has members attending remotely via
Zoom, has been running for several years now and has become a wonderful community of
friends, as well as a singing group.

Sounds Better CIC also runs 6-week introductory courses in partnership with Salisbury’s
Parish Nurse at various venues around Salisbury and simultaneously online via Zoom.

The new funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, which distributes money
raised by National Lottery players for good causes and is the largest community funder in
the UK, will help to keep the group running.

Sessions are on a donation basis, with nobody turned away due to lack of funds; there is always an option to attend for free. This means funding from the Lottery is incredibly helpful in allowing the group to continue.

Liv McLennan, Director of Sounds Better CIC, says: “We are so delighted to have secured
this funding; the group has been running for several years, and alongside the courses, we’ve
supported nearly 200 people.

We’re really pleased to be able to continue this important work.”

Written by
Andy Munns
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Written by Andy Munns