Sing, Laugh, Breathe Singing for Lung Health Group, Ludlow

Sessions usually take place at Rockspring Community Centre in Ludlow

Due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak
we are currently unable to meet in person

However we are continuing to sing online!

Wednesday afternoons 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm

We are grateful to Tesco Bags of Help for a grant to help us to continue to sing via Zoom.

The online sessions include exercises and gentle movement to help you relax and re-discover natural breathing.  We also do breathing and vocal exercises and sing a variety of songs, with the emphasis on having fun. 

Due to the limitations of the internet we are sadly unable to hear each other when we sing, because the differing internet speeds cause delay and this would just create a cacophany!  However if you are shy about your singing voice this can be an advantage. No singing ability or experience is necessary. The online and in person sessions also offer an opportunity to socialise with others.

You can join these sessions via a desk top computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone.  You can also join on the phone from a landline or 'un-smart' phone!  If you would like to join us please join the mailing list (form below) - indicating which group you would like to join - and you will receive the weekly Zoom link.

Conditions that restrict breathing include COPD, asthma, lung cancer, bronchiectasis, IPF, mesothelioma and pneumonia, so anyone suffering with one of these conditions, or any other condition that affects their breathing, is welcome and may find this group helps their breathing.  Anyone who has found their breathing is affected following recovery from Covid-19 may also find these sessions beneficial.

Participants normally contribute £4.00 for the in person sessions as we don't have enough funding to cover all our costs.  While we are unable to meet in person I feel that having the opportunity to sing is important for our breating and to keep our spirits up, so I am not making any specific charge for these sessions.  If you are on a low income, or your income has been affected by this situation, I do not expect you to pay anything.  If, however, you wish to show your appreciation by making a contribution this will be gratefully received.  If you would like to make a donation to support this work for the benefit of others you can do so at

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Feedback from Participants:

"Having been ill for some weeks, and finding it difficult to get my breath, and at times being sort of breath getting up the hills. After two classes, things have become much easier for me. Being shown exercises which I can do at home, has been a great help'"

"I have COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) resulting from a chest infection and pneumonia. When I heard that there was a course “Singing for Lung Health” I thought I would try it and have been very pleased with the whole course. Breathing exercises in playful ways and awareness of our breath form the main backbone of each class, but these are combined with singing short songs by rote which helps the memory and makes it much more relaxing.

The class tutor handles the whole session with knowledge, helpfulness and humour. This is a very worthwhile class and come away singing little ditties in my head."


"Initially I joined ‘Singing for Lung Health’ to support my husband who has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease commonly known as COPD, but I soon discovered benefits for myself. I was mainly breathing from the top of my lungs and it was restricting my voice delivery (both in song and speech). I am learning how to relax and breathe deeply to sustain my voice in all my activities.

The main reason it has become a permanent entry in my diary each week is because we’re having fun. All my life my siblings said I sang ‘off-key’ and I felt shy about enjoying my favourite songs but now I can sing to my heart’s content."


Backround to the group: Having completed training course with Phoene Cave, supported by the British Lung Foundation, to provide safe and relevant singing instruction to people with lung conditions, I am delighted to have established a singing group in Ludlow for people with lung conditions.

People who have chronic lung disease have found that singing can improve their breathing and also that singing with others is great fun and improves their feelings of well being.  Here is a video produced by the BLF about singing for lung health.

We are grateful to have received set up funding from the British Lung Foundation

and funding from Tesco Bags of Help