We’d like to thank Patricia’s family for a kind donation made in her memory.
Her daughter (Christine) has given permission to give the account below of the impact the Music for the Mind sessions had on her.
“A Keynsham resident for the last 20 years of her life (5 of which were at St Philip’s and St James) and prior to that a life long resident of Bristol. Music was a very important part of Mum’s life, and to a lesser extent my Dad’s. Mum sang from an early age in a variety of amateur choirs – Mum was a member of the Bedminster based Bancroft Choir which won a number of Eisteddfod competitions in the late 1940s and through the 1950s; Bristol Cathedral School Parents Choir which later became more of a Community Choir associated with the Cathedral, Henleaze Ladies Choir to name a few.
Mum carried on singing with friends some of her old Bancroft friends throughout her life regularly entertaining groups, often elderly people, only stopping about 10 years ago when it was becoming increasingly difficult for the group to travel to various venues in and around Bristol.
She would often sing to herself, care staff or her hairdresser in St Philips so I was pleased that there were times when she was able to go to the Music for the Mind sessions at St Dunstans.
My very best wishes for the continuation of this precious service.“