The Games Maker Choir visited the National Spinal Injuries Unit on September 26 at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

The Choir performed the one-off concert to celebrate BBC Music Day 2019.

They performed ‘flash mob-style’ performances in the Occupational Therapy garden, the café and the NSIC gym and sang ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me’ by Randy Newman in the wards.

Kasia Sikora-Black, a Music Therapy specialist, led music therapy sessions on the day for younger patients, who then joined the choir for the final showcase at the end of the day.

The NSIC general manager, Stuart Coalwood, said: “It was a privilege to host the Games Maker Choir at the National Spinal Injuries Centre to perform for BBC Music Day.

“Music, art and sport are a big part of patient rehabilitation and hosting the Games Maker Choir continues to build on the foundation of the Paralympic Games here at Stoke Mandeville, and the legacy from the extremely successful London Paralympics in 2012.”

The Choir finished the day of music and celebration with a mini concert for patients and staff in the NSIC foyer.

Liz Stainthorpe, manager of the Choir, said: “The Games Maker Choir were delighted to celebrate BBC Music Day at the National Spinal Injuries Centre, where the Paralympics were founded and where sport and music form continue a big part in patient rehabilitation.”