A CHOIR set up especially for blind and partially sighted people and their families is hoping to attract more members.

Salisbury Blind Choir meets at the Royal British Legion in Salisbury at 11am on Fridays and all are welcome, whether they think they can sing or not.

The choir hasn’t been running for long and currently only has seven members, but needs at least 15 to meet its overheads.

Choir member Debbie Furnell said: “When you are blind you can feel isolated at home and this is a very social and friendly group. Anyone with a visual impairment is welcome, as are their family members and carers.

“We have half an hour before we sing when we just chat and socialise. It isn’t about how good you are at singing, it is about joining in.”

The current choir sessions end on December 14, but meetings will start again on February 22.

The sessions are £4.50 and more information is available from Lynette Elliott on 01747 861646 or 07864 077578.