Coleview Community Centre
Thursday October 6 – 10am-12noon
Monday September 12, 2016
Golden Song Choices
The Golden-Oldies Charity brightens the lives of older people across Swindon through its daytime activity and singing sessions.
Goldies, as it is more fondly known, was launched by former Swindonian Grenville Jones ten years ago and from the original four daytime sessions at sheltered housing homes in and around Bath and Bristol, it has grown to the point where over 150 sessions take place across England and Wales.
Grenville took the original four sessions himself and there are now 40 dedicated session leaders.
With the support of Swindon Borough Council the charity started its sessions across the Town eight years ago and recent new sessions have been added at Coleview Community Centre on the first Thursday of every month and at the Broadgreen Community Centre, Salisbury Street, on the second Monday of each month.
Swindon session leader Alison Dawn said;
“The older folk who attend love to sing the popular old songs and we recently asked them to select some brand new songs of their choice. The song book of 51 songs will be launched at a very special session at Coleview Community Centre on Thursday October 6 from 10.00am until 12.00 noon.
“Everyone is welcome to come along and find out just how much fun can be gained from attending a Goldies session,” said Alison.
Amongst the new songs are Julie Andrews ‘My Favourite Things’ chosen by Rene from Penhill ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ chosen by Pat and Clive from Coleview and the Neil Sedaka’s ‘Calendar Girl’ the favourite of Brenda from Park North.
Founder Grenville Jones said;
“As we approach the 10th year of Goldies, we are developing more sessions across the West of England, Wales, the Midlands and South East England. Our most recent launch was in Yorkshire with new sessions in and around the City of Bradford.
“We want our charity to reach out to older people across the United Kingdom in the months and years ahead as Goldies UK.”
Attached is the front cover of the new songbook.
Press enquiries to Grenville Jones on 07778 282934.