Foden's vow to keep reducing social isolation

The successful initiative that helps socially isolated people will restart — but only when the official all clear from the Coronavirus is given.

  The scheme has been a huge success

Foden's has announced that their innovative project working with people to reduce social isolation in their area will continue once health authorities have given permission to restart it following the end of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Overcoming loneliness

The band worked in collaboration with Age UK Cheshire and arts organisation the Power of Art in a project that helps the over 50's of the Northwich area of Cheshire overcome loneliness by making brass music together.

Having enjoyed two concerts from the North West Regional Champion (one of which the group performed alongside the Band) the 'Creating a Buzz' project members had been regularly been meeting to socialise and be put through their paces by Foden's tutors.

All clear

However, the increasing concerns and official health advice given over the Coronavirus pandemic meant a temporary pause had to be made, although as Darren Lea from the band told 4BR, when the all clear is given the scheme will start again.

"The free sessions were open to anyone and were proving to be a great success — and fun.

Some of the members were completely new to playing a brass instrument and others had varying experience.

Each week they came together to enjoy each other's company whilst learning and improving their musical skills. The enthusiasm made it so much fun to be a part of that we are determined to get it back up and running as and when we are given the official advice from the government and official health professionals."

The free sessions were open to anyone and were proving to be a great success — and funFoden's Band

Find out more

Creating a Buzz! — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKl7oBGDWsI

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