Ring Out the Bo’ness Belles

A volunteer choir group – the Bo’ness Belles – have been spreading some musical cheer to patients at Bo’ness Community Hospital. The choir started out three years ago singing Christmas carols for the elderly in the hospital and a couple of local care homes. Now their numbers have swelled from the initial 10 to 26 members and they visit around 17 care homes, sheltered housing and hospitals in the Falkirk area.

Founder Jeni Mallace, whose grandmother was cared for at Bo’ness Community Hospital, said: “All the girls are volunteers and we are all one big happy family. We have so much fun and don’t take ourselves too seriously. We love what we do and it makes it all worthwhile when you see the joy and smiles a few songs can bring to residents and patients alike.”