What We Do
The Forget-me-not Chorus (FMNC) supports people with dementia and their families through weekly singing sessions.
Reaching over 300 people a week ranging in age from 20-100, we run 4 community choirs, 5 care home choirs and one in a hospital setting South and North Wales.
You do not need to be referred to us to join a choir and membership is free.
Our innovative approach is not about bringing back memories by singing old songs, but about using music as a tool for communication and engagement. Each choir is testament to the potential of music and creativity to enrich lives at a time often fraught with anxiety and loneliness.
Regular projects with professional artists across a wide range of art forms create original works to share with the wider community. These projects foster a sense of worth, aspiration and achievement, as well as giving the experience of living with dementia a meaningful artistic platform so that others may learn too.
Each choir is testament to the potential of
music and creativity to enrich lives.
To bring joy and meaning back into the lives of those living with and those affected by dementia through the power of song.
We will empower those impacted by dementia, giving them the opportunity to share the joy of music in a safe and normalising environment, inspiring all to participate to the best of their abilities in a community of understanding.
with grateful thanks to the following organisations for their support of our work:
Admiral Group Plc, Allen Lane Foundation, Cardiff & Vale Health Charity, Chapman Charitable Trust, Community Foundation Wales, & National Emergencies Trust, Conwy Arts Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation, Gwanwyn Festival 2020, Holm House Hotel, Tesco Bags of Help Covid-19, Masonic Charitable Foundation, PenCare, Rogers Jones & Co., Sickle Foundation & North Wales Committee Livery Company of Wales, The Big Give, The Jenour Foundation, The National Lottery Heritage Fund, The National Lottery Community Fund, The Performance Centres, Ty Cerdd, Wesleyan Foundation, Western Power Distribution