Thursday December 1, 2016
The work of the Golden-Oldies Charity with older Isolated people will be featured in a BBC1 TV five-day series of programmes that will be screened from Monday morning December 12.
Called Operation People Power it is presented by Dave Myers of Hairy Biker and Strictly fame.
The series puts the spotlight on the vital role of volunteers to charities across the UK and the programme goes out from 9.15am each morning after the BBC Breakfast News. It visits local Goldies sessions and talks to founder Grenville Jones about the huge difference volunteers make to the impact of charities.
Goldies is featured on the Tuesday December 13 and also in the final programme on Friday December 16.
On Wednesday Nov 30 a group of Goldies from across England and Wales visited the Houses of Parliament where they were hosted by Bath MP Ben Howlett. Brenda Skiner has attended Goldies ever since it first started at Blagden Park in Bath and was of the London visitors.
“We had a memorable time and sang the new Goldies Song together. Since I have attended Goldies I have a new lease of life, new friends and the music brings back fantastic memories of my family. It’s all thanks to the singing at Goldies.”
“Brenda is like so many of the hundreds of folk who look forward to their local Goldies session. From the four original ones 10 years ago in Bath and Bristol there are now almost 150 across England and Wales and 40 brilliant session leaders.
“To be picked to be featured on National Television enables us to reach out and tell a huge audience about our daytime singing and activity sessions and how we hope to develop across other areas of the UK in the months and years ahead.
“With an increasing band of volunteers we can really make a huge difference to people’s lives.”
A session near you ?? See www.golden-oldies.org.uk
Our pictures shows Goldies founder Grenville Jones with presenter Dave Myers and the Goldies from across England and Wales who visited the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday November 30
Press enquiries to Grenville Jones on 07778 282934.