Business uses music to help boost health and wellbeing

George Crawley (Director of Playing for Cake) on the left, Mandy Beresford (Community Respiratory Nu

George Crawley (Director of Playing for Cake) on the left, Mandy Beresford (Community Respiratory Nurse Specialist & Clinical Team Lead - Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Chair of the Sheringham Breathe Easy Support Group) and Tina Blaber-Wegg. - Credit: Playing for Cake

Inspired by a friend's illness a duo launched a community interest company (CIC) which uses music to improve health and wellbeing.

Playing for Cake, based in Sheringham, provides interactive music and singing sessions and workshops for people living with a range of physical or mental health conditions, including dementia and respiratory conditions.

Founded in October by co-directors Tina Blaber-Wegg and George Crawley the CIC has already worked with The Danbury Unit – a specialist dementia unit at Halsey House in Cromer.

The business was formed after a member of the band the duo played in, which was also called Playing for Cake, was diagnosed with early onset dementia.

Ms Blaber-Wegg said: 'We feel this is a massively under-funded and under-resourced sector. There is so much potential for different people to benefit from taking part in participatory music sessions.'


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