Unique singing group aims to raise autism awareness
The group members, who are mainly from Gosport, rehearse at Tesco in Fareham’s community room, which is free to use and use sound equipment on loan from Autism Hampshire when they go and sing at other venues.
They have sung at lunch groups and can change their music according to the audience.
Su Seymour is a volunteer for Autism Hampshire and founder of the group.
She is now looking to raise awareness of the Singing Spectrum so they can do more performances at fetes, schools and other events.
She said: ‘The best thing about this group is that we’re raising awareness of autism.
‘It shows the positive sides of autism. Some people think we’re limited and that we can’t do anything.
‘We could never sing in front of people before but now we’re even doing solos, which is helping our confidence.
‘We love singing. When we’re singing, there’s no stress at all.
‘If I go and sing for a couple of hours, it’s like a release for me.
‘It’s a real enjoyment for people on the spectrum and it helps them help others.’
There are only a handful of people in the group at the moment but Su is keen to expand it a little further.
The group perform for a donation, which go towards the group’s expenses and local autism causes.
Last month, the group raised £115 from singing in Fareham’s Tesco.
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