ILD Support Group Meeting

22 July 2019

I know that it’s July and the support group would usually be on holidays for July and August, however at the Ham House event, the group decided to have our first ever July meeting since the group was founded in September 2016.

Image of Katie Rose
Katie Rose

It was great to see so may attend our July meeting, including some new members. We were also delighted to be joined by Katie Rose founder and leader of the ‘Singing for Lung Health‘ group, which was set up at St Georges Hospital in 2015.

Katie took the group through the theory underlying how singing can have both physical and psychological benefits for people living with a long term respiratory condition. Once the theory was done it was time to put it into practice. We started off with some simple scales, but before long we were singing 2 part harmonies, which we all thoroughly enjoyed. It was a wonder experience and provided a pleasant surprise just how well we all sang together.

 

The group will have a break for August, but we will be back again on Monday 16th Spetember. Have a lovely summer holiday, see you all at our next meeting, until then keep well!