PEOPLE who love nothing more than a good sing-song have been invited to join a Black Country choir.

The Feelgood Choir meet at Dudley's DY1 community building in Stafford Street every Wednesday between 6.15pm and 7.45pm.

There are currently 22 members, aged between 32 and 76, but the choir is always looking for new recruits.

Chairman Jan Wood said: "The choir is particularly beneficial to those coping with long term health conditions, depression, bereavement and loneliness.

"When a choir sings together a number of chemical changes take place in the body. Endorphins, dopamine and oxytocin are produced, this explains why choristers experience feelings of bonding and togetherness.

"Less cortisol (the stress hormone) is produced, therefore less stress means people are better placed to deal with any problems life throws at them."

She continued: "The rehearsal venue has easy access for the less mobile and plenty of parking.

"We have a refreshment break, with tea, coffee and biscuits, which gives the opportunity to socialise with other members.

"We also have the occasional meal out together or a trip to the theatre to socialise outside of choir rehearsals."

Anyone interested in joining should call Jan on 01384 292059.