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Golden time for elderly songsters
7:40am Friday 20th September 2013 in News
A CHARITY that gets elderly people out of their homes to sing pop songs is holding a special event in on October 19 and everyone is invited.
Goldies, as it has become known, with Sir Cliff Richard as patron was started by former Swindonian Grenville Jones in January 2008 with four daytime singing sessions for elderly people in and around Bath.
Swindon Council has supported sessions in the town since 2010.
There are now more than 70 across the west and in south Wales. Plans are afoot to start 20 more in the next six months.
Shelley Morgan’s mother Margery Smith loves going to the Goldies session at George Tweed Gardens in West Swindon.
“I am so glad I found out about Goldies,” she said.
Shelley Smith said: “In the ideal world mum would just like to dance all day, but her mobility is limited now so this isn’t possible. As she doesn’t get out a lot, singing at Goldies lifts her spirits and she does so look forward to each session – particularly the regular rendition of Delilah!”
To book a place call Sue on 01761 470006 or email email@example.com
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