Kiama Sing Australia Choir helps combat isolation, depression

Kiama MP Gareth Ward and NSW Minister Ray Williams (right) presenting $2,868 in funding to Mr Richard Norris, Group Leader of Sing Australia Kiama and Maree from Sing Australia Kiama, to go towards the purchase of some new equipment. Picture: Contributed
Kiama MP Gareth Ward and NSW Minister Ray Williams (right) presenting $2,868 in funding to Mr Richard Norris, Group Leader of Sing Australia Kiama and Maree from Sing Australia Kiama, to go towards the purchase of some new equipment. Picture: Contributed

On Wednesday, Kiama MP Gareth Ward and NSW Minister for Multiculturalism and Disability Services Ray Williams MP announced $2,868 in funding for the Sing Australia Choir, Kiama.

The funds will help them to purchase some much-needed new equipment including a keyboard and amplifier.

Mr Ward said that Sing Australia Kiama is doing a fantastic job of supporting members of our local community who have experienced social isolation, loneliness and in some instances depression.

“The state government is committed to addressing social isolation and supporting all members of our community,” he said.

“Sing Australia Kiama gives older residents the opportunity to meet new people and give back to the community.

“The Sing Australia Kiama Group Leader Richard Norris is doing a great job and I look forward to supporting their activities and events into the future.”

Mr Williams commended Sing Australia Kiama volunteers for their commitment to supporting the community and sharing their talents.   

“In NSW there are more than 2.1 million volunteers who contribute more than $5 billion to the economy every year,” Mr Williams said.

“I thank Sing Australia Kiama for making singing accessible to all members of the community.”