Red Neighbours' chair-based yoga sessions took a new arty direction recently with participants taking part in a painting class via Zoom.
Instead of the session's usual routine of stretching, balance and meditation, participants picked up their paintbrushes and set to work on creating a beautiful canvas painting.*
All 28 participants received an acrylic paint set and canvas delivered to their doors to ensure everyone had all the materials they needed to take part.**

Longstanding chair-based yoga participant Ann Coffey led the session, using her background as an ex-headteacher with a speciality in art.*
Ann, who is retired, also runs the Sunshine Group, which is run by a small group of volunteers and supports women who are going through breast cancer. It provides support from diagnosis, before, during and after treatment.*
Christine Mounsey, Red Neighbours' senior co-ordinator, said: "This virtual art session was fantastic and a welcomed addition to our usual routine. It is always great to see our participants engaging in new activities and some truly fantastic paintings were created.*
"I'd like to extend our thanks to Ann, who took the time out to share her knowledge and expertise with the group, which was enjoyed by all."