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Grant awarded for Sheffield exercise project

BRITISH Lung Foundation group Breathe Easy Sheffield has been awarded a £10,000 grant to fund a new project supporting people with respiratory disease through exercise and singing, with sessions to take place at a local leisure centre.
The money, awarded by the Big Lottery Fund’s ‘Awards for All’ scheme, will help run bi-monthly singing sessions and weekly activities including sport, Tai Chi and dance to help people with lung conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease improve their health.
The classes will take place at Sheffield International Venues’ Springs Leisure Centre.
Jo Strong, a chronic respiratory disease instructor who works with the patients in the group, said: “The new sessions are aimed at people with respiratory disease, their families or carers.
“People who suffer from lung conditions have a constant battle with their breathing and for some people it can take over their lives, but singing has been proven to improve the health of those who experience problems.”

Go backPosted on 29th April 2014