A hospice in Ulverston has held the first session of its new community choir.

The team at St Mary's Hospice have set up the group, which will come together every Monday morning at the hospice's Living Well Centre.

Compassionate Communities lead Lynsey Lawson detailed how 'wonderful' it was to finally host the first meeting.

She explained: "It was fantastic to see so many people despite the weather conditions. 

"The focus of our Community Choir is wellbeing and supporting connections within our community and everyone is welcome regardless of ability or experience."

The hope is that, through the power of music, it will bring people in the local area closer than ever, whilst also promoting the vital services that the charity provides.

"We hope it continues to grow and that people can use it as a gateway to accessing services," Lynsey said.

The hospice also took the time to thank Jorgie Sam Wilson, who is set to act as the choir leader for the group.

She added: "We couldn't have asked for a better choir launch!

"Thank you so much to everyone who turned up and I cannot wait for next Monday, the loveliest start to my week."

With the first session taking place on January 22, the choir will now meet at the same time every week, putting their voices to the test between 10:30am and 11:30am.

The expectations are high for the choir, with the aim to encourage more and more people to come forward every week to test out their harmonies.

If you would like to join the choir - even for one session - then you can contact the centre by calling 01229 444407.

Whilst the hospice has its base in Ulverston, the Living Well Centre can be found on Duke Street in Barrow, with the larger population of the town hopefully further boosting the choir's numbers going forward.