A SHIPLEY-based health and wellbeing charity, which supports over 6,000 people, is the beneficiary of a £2,000 donation from a local choir.

Bradford choir Chordiality raised the £2,000 for the HALE Project, which is the choir’s adopted charity between 2017 and 2019.

HALE (Health Action Local Engagement) works with local people enabling them to make lifestyle changes to improve their health and wellbeing through a variety of programmes and activities.

It focuses on isolation, self-care, alcohol awareness, sexual health and nutrition.

The charity began with just four staff in 2003 but has now grown into a successful operation with over 25 part-time staff and over 70 volunteers.

CEO Alistair McGregor said: “HALE stands by its mission to improve people’s health where there is the greatest need.

“The charity works with all ages and backgrounds and prides itself on having a skilled team of community health workers who understand how to make a difference to people’s health and wellbeing.”

The charity’s services are in growing demand with referrals from GPs, social workers, psychiatric nurses, schools and the police, but bidding for service funds is a continual challenge.

Mr McGregor was delighted to receive the donation and said: “I would like to thank the members of Chordiality for this money.

“Everything we receive is either from funders or organisations like Chordiality and donations such as this mean that we can continue to offer the services that we currently provide to the many local people who need our support.”

More information about the services that the HALE Project provides can be found at haleproject.org.uk.